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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 74549015h 13m 58s-41° 27’ 44”
StarHIP 74550015h 13m 59s-41° 27’ 27”
StarHIP 747526.755415h 16m 37s-42° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 742207.512615h 10m 00s-41° 10’ 45”
StarHIP 747878.484215h 17m 01s-39° 56’ 38”
StarHIP 748077.431815h 17m 17s-41° 55’ 37”
StarHIP 748756.27415h 18m 09s-41° 03’ 40”
StarHIP 750728.57715h 20m 28s-42° 26’ 13”
StarHIP 749505.601615h 18m 56s-40° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 742448.730215h 10m 21s-41° 29’ 39”
StarHIP 743488.91415h 11m 40s-42° 11’ 26”
StarHIP 751413.221415h 21m 22s-40° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 749568.700415h 19m 01s-41° 20’ 22”
StarHIP 750738.543815h 20m 28s-42° 34’ 21”
StarHIP 751007.78115h 20m 46s-40° 53’ 52”
StarHIP 745758.569415h 14m 14s-40° 32’ 23”
StarHIP 745197.657215h 13m 39s-41° 29’ 37”
StarHIP 749708.096615h 19m 12s-41° 18’ 54”
StarHIP 748906.938615h 18m 17s-41° 25’ 12”
StarHIP 752348.985615h 22m 25s-40° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 751646.193815h 21m 35s-40° 44’ 57”
StarHIP 746227.466415h 14m 49s-42° 19’ 11”
StarHIP 743027.651615h 11m 13s-40° 42’ 57”
StarHIP 742308.609215h 10m 10s-41° 00’ 16”
StarHIP 747075.128415h 16m 04s-41° 29’ 28”
GalaxyPGC 5416614.015h 10m 52s-40° 58’ 18”
GalaxyESO 328-4314.015h 19m 18s-41° 13’ 58”

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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