Halley's Comet live position and data

This page shows Comet Halley (1P/Halley) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Halley's Comet (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 413008.329408h 25m 35s+03° 29’ 27”
StarHIP 415086.84708h 27m 55s+03° 13’ 06”
StarHIP 407458.325608h 19m 03s+02° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 412995.572408h 25m 35s+02° 06’ 08”
StarHIP 412158.850408h 24m 36s+01° 28’ 41”
StarHIP 413156.443408h 25m 48s+01° 34’ 27”
StarHIP 413667.157408h 26m 20s+02° 29’ 24”
StarHIP 410126.633208h 22m 11s+02° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 408937.36908h 20m 41s+02° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 409558.35708h 21m 29s+03° 38’ 40”
GalaxyIC 232714.008h 21m 28s+03° 10’ 09”
GalaxyIC 50313.908h 22m 10s+03° 16’ 05”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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