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):

StarHIP 10412002h 14m 10s+01° 33’ 12”
StarHIP 104826.746602h 15m 09s+00° 43’ 12”
StarHIP 104457.072202h 14m 36s+01° 40’ 39”
StarHIP 99868.602h 08m 37s+01° 55’ 46”
StarHIP 102448.087802h 11m 44s+00° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 102178.123802h 11m 22s+01° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 101228.158602h 10m 12s+00° 29’ 39”
StarHIP 98566.88602h 06m 48s+01° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 99948.143202h 08m 41s+00° 55’ 45”

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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