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):

StarHIP 817968.424616h 42m 24s-20° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 811738.683616h 34m 47s-19° 56’ 27”
StarHIP 818877.802416h 43m 37s-20° 41’ 47”
StarHIP 809928.162216h 32m 26s-20° 45’ 07”
StarHIP 817545.540816h 41m 53s-19° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 816326.141416h 40m 34s-20° 24’ 31”
StarHIP 814866.82516h 38m 34s-18° 49’ 32”
StarHIP 817838.738816h 42m 15s-20° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 817858.606616h 42m 17s-20° 11’ 13”

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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