156P/Russell-LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 156P/Russell-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 156P/Russell-LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 580357.785811h 54m 07s+09° 53’ 35”
StarHIP 579907.805811h 53m 40s+08° 34’ 19”
StarHIP 580108.429211h 53m 53s+11° 07’ 10”
StarHIP 581798.859211h 55m 56s+09° 50’ 49”
StarHIP 578528.633211h 51m 51s+09° 58’ 39”
StarHIP 577348.564811h 50m 21s+10° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 576188.693411h 48m 51s+10° 41’ 02”
StarHIP 578828.301611h 52m 17s+10° 59’ 14”
StarHIP 578567.82111h 51m 56s+08° 49’ 21”
StarHIP 582078.527211h 56m 15s+09° 54’ 42”
StarHIP 578587.236611h 51m 57s+08° 49’ 48”
StarHIP 575018.81711h 47m 10s+09° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 578887.490411h 52m 21s+09° 56’ 52”
StarHIP 577558.180611h 50m 40s+09° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 577438.371411h 50m 28s+09° 46’ 37”
StarHIP 575168.842611h 47m 20s+10° 27’ 26”
StarHIP 580497.910811h 54m 22s+10° 02’ 56”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 156P/Russell-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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