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 10789002h 18m 54s+35° 13’ 05”
StarHIP 106704.004602h 17m 18s+33° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 107747.397602h 18m 39s+34° 29’ 16”
StarHIP 104328.144202h 14m 23s+34° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 107388.268202h 18m 12s+35° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 108238.180602h 19m 19s+33° 36’ 13”
StarHIP 108207.80302h 19m 17s+34° 01’ 57”
StarHIP 111536.633402h 23m 28s+35° 26’ 27”
StarHIP 111767.125602h 23m 53s+33° 51’ 28”
StarHIP 113527.942402h 26m 09s+34° 28’ 10”
StarHIP 109188.379402h 20m 33s+33° 31’ 17”
StarHIP 111558.34702h 23m 30s+35° 49’ 59”
StarHIP 106444.819402h 17m 02s+34° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 104008.572602h 13m 58s+34° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 105698.068802h 16m 02s+35° 09’ 22”
StarHIP 112966.74502h 25m 26s+35° 02’ 30”
StarHIP 106847.99602h 17m 30s+33° 46’ 15”
StarHIP 110868.217402h 22m 45s+33° 42’ 12”
StarHIP 106477.772202h 17m 03s+35° 56’ 27”
GalaxyUGC 173513.802h 15m 38s+35° 31’ 23”

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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