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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

Where is Comet 78P/Gehrels 2?

Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension is 15h 48m 22s and the Declination is -17° 24’ 22”.

15h 48m 22s
-17° 24’ 22”
  • 78P/Gehrels 2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 78P/Gehrels 2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 Libra on April, 01 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 78P/Gehrels 2