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Where is Comet 17P/Holmes?

Comet 17P/Holmes is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension is 05h 35m 40s and the Declination is +49° 19’ 56”.

05h 35m 40s
+49° 19’ 56”
  • 17P/Holmes is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-West direction at an altitude of 26° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 17P/Holmes is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 17P/Holmes rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 17P/Holmes is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 17P/Holmes 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 17P/Holmes in Auriga on November, 28 2021
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 17P/Holmes