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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 949068.79319h 18m 45s-44° 17’ 48”
StarHIP 944928.030419h 13m 57s-42° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 945565.822819h 14m 39s-45° 11’ 36”
StarHIP 941118.232619h 09m 24s-44° 12’ 55”
StarHIP 940848.416619h 09m 10s-43° 49’ 01”
StarHIP 937298.431819h 05m 05s-43° 51’ 53”
StarHIP 938476.908419h 06m 43s-42° 48’ 52”
StarHIP 944518.228819h 13m 22s-42° 59’ 05”
StarHIP 940377.63719h 08m 42s-45° 04’ 34”
StarHIP 939388.94219h 07m 39s-42° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 944708.818219h 13m 38s-43° 14’ 24”
StarHIP 938887.83519h 07m 08s-44° 13’ 33”
StarHIP 940507.788219h 08m 50s-42° 25’ 40”

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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