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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 25224005h 23m 42s+50° 44’ 52”
StarHIP 25635005h 28m 31s+52° 12’ 51”
StarHIP 26113005h 34m 08s+51° 12’ 58”
StarHIP 248668.237605h 19m 50s+51° 01’ 21”
StarHIP 248058.257805h 19m 04s+50° 41’ 45”
StarHIP 254568.76705h 26m 39s+50° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 250527.69505h 21m 49s+51° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 250698.341605h 22m 00s+52° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 259207.292205h 31m 52s+51° 01’ 41”
StarHIP 259267.608805h 31m 56s+51° 14’ 16”
StarHIP 256288.97205h 28m 28s+50° 56’ 22”
StarHIP 252797.545205h 24m 27s+52° 13’ 49”
StarHIP 258557.420405h 31m 08s+51° 16’ 57”
StarHIP 253168.213805h 24m 55s+50° 58’ 53”
StarHIP 252158.836205h 23m 37s+50° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 252037.826605h 23m 30s+50° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 260317.98105h 33m 13s+51° 28’ 13”

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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