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11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 116942023h 42m 16s+24° 54’ 58”
StarHIP 1169338.470223h 42m 09s+23° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 1168278.168223h 40m 42s+25° 47’ 18”
StarHIP 1164656.278223h 35m 55s+24° 33’ 39”
StarHIP 1168887.598623h 41m 34s+24° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 1164018.71923h 35m 14s+25° 17’ 08”
StarHIP 1165858.60823h 37m 34s+24° 50’ 59”
StarHIP 1169298.401423h 42m 03s+25° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 1168157.870823h 40m 31s+24° 41’ 41”
StarHIP 1169168.437823h 41m 55s+24° 47’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 774111.723h 43m 54s+26° 04’ 32”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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