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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 147058.972603h 09m 59s+15° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 147517.875203h 10m 27s+15° 59’ 25”
StarHIP 148637.299803h 11m 56s+16° 09’ 57”
StarHIP 148978.608203h 12m 15s+14° 02’ 22”
StarHIP 149107.315803h 12m 24s+16° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 150647.155603h 14m 08s+15° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 151298.388403h 15m 06s+16° 15’ 19”
StarHIP 151348.761403h 15m 07s+16° 18’ 12”
StarHIP 151537.931203h 15m 18s+14° 18’ 11”
StarHIP 152338.34703h 16m 25s+13° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 152498.716803h 16m 42s+15° 39’ 27”
StarHIP 152838.374203h 17m 11s+15° 24’ 24”
StarHIP 153457.540203h 17m 52s+13° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 153947.33803h 18m 27s+15° 10’ 41”
StarHIP 155258.838203h 20m 02s+15° 39’ 28”

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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