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):

StarHIP 4725001h 00m 40s-15° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 43107.807600h 55m 11s-16° 58’ 15”
StarHIP 42407.500h 54m 06s-16° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 46698.860200h 59m 57s-18° 03’ 42”
StarHIP 47748.064401h 01m 20s-16° 17’ 40”
StarHIP 45406.991800h 58m 09s-15° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 48016.344401h 01m 38s-16° 15’ 55”
StarHIP 42998.343800h 55m 05s-17° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 45067.564400h 57m 43s-15° 47’ 13”
StarHIP 47188.947401h 00m 34s-17° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 47217.84801h 00m 38s-18° 07’ 08”
StarHIP 42478.930400h 54m 10s-16° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 43558.209600h 55m 49s-17° 18’ 31”
StarHIP 43568.600200h 55m 49s-16° 22’ 06”
GalaxyIC 161013.601h 01m 42s-15° 34’ 18”
GalaxyPGC 356213.700h 59m 39s-18° 18’ 10”
GalaxyPGC 348113.800h 58m 19s-15° 23’ 31”

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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