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 514197.877610h 30m 06s+20° 48’ 04”
StarHIP 511616.015210h 27m 00s+19° 21’ 52”
StarHIP 511477.667610h 26m 54s+19° 30’ 44”
StarHIP 516448.254610h 33m 05s+19° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 514048.505610h 29m 57s+20° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 511788.327610h 27m 10s+19° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 517017.257410h 33m 50s+20° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 512648.186410h 28m 18s+18° 54’ 44”
StarHIP 511557.85210h 26m 58s+20° 26’ 01”
StarHIP 512418.193210h 27m 58s+18° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 512198.267410h 27m 43s+20° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 510678.89710h 26m 04s+19° 24’ 05”
StarHIP 508487.034810h 22m 59s+19° 07’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 322214.010h 22m 34s+19° 53’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 322711.310h 23m 31s+19° 51’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 322612.410h 23m 27s+19° 53’ 54”

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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