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C/1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki) live position and data

This page shows Comet Ikeya-Seki (C/1965 S1) 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 Comet Ikeya-Seki (C/1965 S1) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 32442006h 46m 15s-12° 52’ 52”
StarHIP 329717.367806h 52m 02s-11° 12’ 16”
StarHIP 326408.523606h 48m 32s-11° 51’ 08”
StarHIP 326377.039806h 48m 27s-12° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 326967.253806h 49m 15s-12° 40’ 04”
StarHIP 321607.762806h 42m 56s-11° 45’ 57”
StarHIP 320888.754206h 42m 12s-10° 29’ 53”
StarHIP 320298.10206h 41m 26s-11° 18’ 44”
StarHIP 322558.776806h 44m 09s-10° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 326418.716406h 48m 33s-10° 50’ 58”
StarHIP 321317.59306h 42m 37s-10° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 328488.99406h 50m 48s-10° 40’ 37”
StarHIP 325857.650806h 47m 57s-11° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 323448.841206h 45m 06s-11° 24’ 47”
StarHIP 324745.65906h 46m 39s-10° 06’ 26”
StarHIP 327867.175206h 50m 08s-12° 35’ 05”
StarHIP 325137.426806h 47m 07s-12° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 319766.922806h 40m 57s-12° 10’ 56”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet Ikeya-Seki (C/1965 S1)

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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