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 8651001h 51m 29s+02° 43’ 49”
StarHIP 8972001h 55m 37s+02° 53’ 00”
StarHIP 87568.45901h 52m 37s+01° 15’ 26”
StarHIP 83928.35101h 48m 14s+02° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 89986.000201h 55m 53s+01° 50’ 58”
StarHIP 90628.851201h 56m 40s+01° 38’ 10”
StarHIP 87577.420201h 52m 38s+02° 29’ 53”
StarHIP 84547.341401h 49m 00s+01° 19’ 53”
StarHIP 86577.94901h 51m 34s+02° 23’ 10”
StarHIP 83287.656201h 47m 21s+00° 48’ 43”

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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