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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 289305.895406h 06m 22s+29° 30’ 44”
StarHIP 289047.464206h 06m 06s+28° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 293527.80806h 11m 14s+28° 54’ 27”
StarHIP 286497.569806h 02m 59s+28° 40’ 37”
StarHIP 295108.359806h 13m 00s+27° 25’ 54”
StarHIP 291987.827406h 09m 32s+28° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 289227.346406h 06m 16s+29° 05’ 49”
StarHIP 287237.606606h 04m 01s+27° 34’ 13”
StarHIP 292247.8106h 09m 43s+29° 14’ 18”
StarHIP 290747.962206h 07m 59s+27° 25’ 42”
StarHIP 289398.6306h 06m 28s+27° 03’ 20”
StarHIP 289208.637406h 06m 15s+27° 56’ 04”
StarHIP 291887.726806h 09m 26s+27° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 290448.44906h 07m 39s+27° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 287487.974406h 04m 16s+28° 18’ 03”

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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