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 1047647.497221h 13m 25s-22° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 1047667.972821h 13m 27s-22° 32’ 45”
StarHIP 1048106.986421h 14m 01s-22° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 1048648.359421h 14m 32s-22° 52’ 41”
StarHIP 1049087.130421h 15m 03s-21° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 1049268.170421h 15m 14s-21° 17’ 41”
StarHIP 1049938.154421h 15m 52s-21° 26’ 23”
StarHIP 1050837.915421h 17m 15s-21° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 1050848.350621h 17m 16s-22° 04’ 30”
StarHIP 1052178.698821h 18m 44s-23° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 1052488.630221h 19m 05s-21° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 1052848.381621h 19m 31s-23° 46’ 19”
StarHIP 1053797.763821h 20m 41s-22° 23’ 12”
StarHIP 1055765.460821h 23m 00s-22° 40’ 08”

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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