146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 146P/Shoemaker-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 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 72333014h 47m 28s-07° 07’ 14”
StarHIP 725578.417414h 50m 03s-07° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 721208.897614h 45m 10s-06° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 724658.210814h 49m 05s-05° 45’ 05”
StarHIP 721387.948414h 45m 20s-06° 44’ 04”
StarHIP 724917.783614h 49m 21s-05° 47’ 28”
StarHIP 720208.66114h 43m 50s-06° 41’ 17”
StarHIP 725668.682614h 50m 15s-07° 51’ 52”
StarHIP 724967.073614h 49m 25s-08° 30’ 15”
StarHIP 720476.597214h 44m 13s-08° 15’ 07”
StarHIP 724338.072614h 48m 40s-07° 06’ 25”
StarHIP 726068.134614h 50m 42s-08° 13’ 27”
StarHIP 722187.02414h 46m 13s-07° 47’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 5318013.814h 53m 06s-07° 01’ 18”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 146P/Shoemaker-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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