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 620058.508412h 42m 29s+01° 19’ 45”
StarHIP 620167.946212h 42m 38s+02° 34’ 36”
StarHIP 62022012h 42m 47s+02° 44’ 40”
StarHIP 620918.40112h 43m 32s+02° 37’ 15”
StarHIP 621008.634612h 43m 37s+02° 09’ 48”
StarHIP 621478.06212h 44m 15s+03° 21’ 03”
StarHIP 621687.717212h 44m 25s+00° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 622658.979212h 45m 33s+00° 59’ 12”
StarHIP 623078.447412h 46m 02s+02° 35’ 35”
StarHIP 623187.938812h 46m 14s+02° 27’ 51”
StarHIP 623318.21812h 46m 24s+02° 19’ 40”
StarHIP 625958.049812h 49m 33s+01° 28’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 459913.612h 40m 26s+01° 11’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 463610.412h 42m 49s+02° 41’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 464311.712h 43m 20s+01° 58’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 466511.212h 45m 06s+03° 03’ 25”

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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