Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
Latest Perseverance Images received 0 hours 48 mins ago for Sol76
🌎  Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Where is Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels?

Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels is currently in the constellation of Corvus. The current Right Ascension is 12h 09m 17s and the Declination is -11° 41’ 37”.

12h 09m 17s
-11° 41’ 37”
Corvus
  • 64P/Swift-Gehrels is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 64P/Swift-Gehrels is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 64P/Swift-Gehrels rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

Tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view.

Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels 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 64P/Swift-Gehrels in Corvus on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
View fullscreen
 = 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 64P/Swift-Gehrels