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209P/LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 209P/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 209P/LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 35495007h 19m 30s+32° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 35667007h 21m 33s+30° 52’ 59”
StarHIP 350488.980207h 14m 53s+31° 29’ 05”
StarHIP 352656.88407h 17m 09s+33° 05’ 32”
StarHIP 352978.849407h 17m 29s+33° 12’ 01”
StarHIP 346488.90107h 10m 32s+31° 58’ 46”
StarHIP 353728.17307h 18m 26s+30° 49’ 27”
StarHIP 349207.32607h 13m 30s+32° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 351938.664607h 16m 23s+30° 42’ 18”
StarHIP 348816.902807h 13m 04s+31° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 352727.690407h 17m 13s+31° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 347458.08307h 11m 37s+31° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 353456.197207h 18m 04s+30° 57’ 21”
StarHIP 346717.502207h 10m 48s+32° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 352986.752607h 17m 30s+31° 41’ 53”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 209P/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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