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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19

Where is Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8?

Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 41m 57s and the Declination is -08° 36’ 02”.

21h 41m 57s
-08° 36’ 02”
  • 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 in Capricornus on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8