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 11766.532200h 14m 40s-14° 48’ 18”
StarHIP 11616.916400h 14m 28s-14° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 17528.707200h 22m 12s-13° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 13488.511400h 16m 52s-14° 43’ 04”
StarHIP 16588.630400h 20m 46s-13° 37’ 53”
StarHIP 14446.461200h 17m 58s-13° 27’ 20”
StarHIP 11856.801400h 14m 48s-14° 10’ 39”
StarHIP 18216.281600h 23m 04s-15° 56’ 33”
StarHIP 18938.670600h 23m 56s-14° 20’ 47”
StarHIP 12858.897600h 16m 04s-14° 03’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 6212.300h 17m 05s-13° 29’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 7313.500h 18m 38s-15° 19’ 19”

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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