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Where is Comet 78P/Gehrels 2?

Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 11h 53m 22s and the Declination is -02° 06’ 48”.

11h 53m 22s
-02° 06’ 48”
  • 78P/Gehrels 2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 15° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 78P/Gehrels 2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 78P/Gehrels 2 rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 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 78P/Gehrels 2 in Virgo on May, 16 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]

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