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 184748.704603h 56m 53s+15° 32’ 13”
StarHIP 185428.22603h 57m 59s+15° 37’ 41”
StarHIP 185768.344203h 58m 35s+15° 05’ 10”
StarHIP 185958.254603h 58m 44s+17° 07’ 08”
StarHIP 186098.833403h 58m 55s+16° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 186268.71203h 59m 12s+15° 48’ 52”
StarHIP 187176.309204h 00m 36s+17° 17’ 48”
StarHIP 187307.566604h 00m 44s+15° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 188648.680404h 02m 38s+15° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 189987.885204h 04m 12s+15° 01’ 36”
StarHIP 190366.532404h 04m 39s+17° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 191208.105604h 05m 55s+15° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 191487.75404h 06m 16s+15° 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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