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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 8590001h 50m 52s-12° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 8691001h 51m 48s-10° 48’ 07”
StarHIP 83048.231801h 47m 06s-09° 35’ 57”
StarHIP 84866.662201h 49m 23s-10° 42’ 11”
StarHIP 87298.312601h 52m 15s-09° 43’ 49”
StarHIP 88928.657801h 54m 27s-11° 01’ 43”
StarHIP 82687.388601h 46m 31s-10° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 85098.376401h 49m 43s-10° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 81408.259601h 44m 40s-11° 30’ 28”
StarHIP 80508.7701h 43m 20s-11° 04’ 36”
StarHIP 84974.633401h 49m 35s-10° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 86453.620601h 51m 27s-10° 20’ 05”
GalaxyPGC 645013.601h 45m 28s-10° 05’ 38”
GalaxyPGC 666712.701h 49m 10s-10° 03’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 68112.801h 49m 10s-10° 25’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 70112.801h 51m 03s-09° 42’ 14”

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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