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”.
- 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees