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 404697.263608h 15m 48s+02° 48’ 04”
StarHIP 404507.50108h 15m 31s+02° 49’ 55”
StarHIP 406357.52708h 17m 44s+02° 47’ 36”
StarHIP 406488.031408h 17m 51s+02° 27’ 42”
StarHIP 407458.325608h 19m 03s+02° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 407838.966408h 19m 25s+01° 36’ 10”
StarHIP 404798.139208h 15m 53s+02° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 405976.511208h 17m 18s+04° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 405008.74608h 16m 07s+03° 47’ 47”
StarHIP 408185.960208h 19m 49s+03° 56’ 53”
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”
GalaxyPGC 2327913.608h 18m 11s+02° 18’ 36”
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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