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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 225578.804h 51m 14s+24° 17’ 27”
StarHIP 227258.563804h 53m 18s+24° 54’ 09”
StarHIP 227297.580404h 53m 22s+24° 10’ 38”
StarHIP 227477.123204h 53m 36s+25° 21’ 58”
StarHIP 227927.490804h 54m 12s+23° 59’ 56”
StarHIP 228778.43704h 55m 16s+25° 16’ 37”
StarHIP 229496.293404h 56m 15s+24° 35’ 32”
StarHIP 230278.594204h 57m 06s+24° 45’ 07”
StarHIP 230685.699604h 57m 48s+23° 56’ 54”
StarHIP 230885.786404h 58m 09s+25° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 231518.009604h 58m 52s+24° 29’ 44”
StarHIP 232018.274404h 59m 35s+25° 48’ 26”
StarHIP 232047.20904h 59m 36s+25° 56’ 09”
StarHIP 232098.430204h 59m 38s+26° 15’ 00”
StarHIP 232597.983205h 00m 17s+25° 08’ 11”

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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