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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 3678000h 47m 03s-11° 52’ 18”
StarHIP 37347.67100h 47m 57s-09° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 36107.624200h 46m 13s-11° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 36308.407400h 46m 31s-09° 34’ 27”
StarHIP 34554.665800h 44m 11s-10° 36’ 33”
StarHIP 37257.603800h 47m 50s-10° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 40788.737200h 52m 17s-10° 43’ 49”
StarHIP 36707.892200h 46m 58s-11° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 32168.92100h 40m 53s-09° 57’ 36”
StarHIP 33696.602800h 42m 50s-09° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 33868.070600h 43m 02s-10° 29’ 44”
StarHIP 39095.13100h 50m 07s-10° 38’ 37”
StarHIP 38617.472600h 49m 34s-10° 57’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 21713.500h 41m 33s-10° 01’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 25512.400h 47m 47s-11° 28’ 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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