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 33368006h 56m 22s+46° 59’ 27”
StarHIP 334155.769606h 56m 56s+46° 42’ 19”
StarHIP 342577.69407h 06m 03s+44° 51’ 50”
StarHIP 340467.671807h 03m 45s+47° 15’ 33”
StarHIP 338768.253807h 01m 55s+47° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 340706.955407h 03m 59s+47° 02’ 59”
StarHIP 340018.824607h 03m 16s+46° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 333775.846206h 56m 32s+46° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 340897.771607h 04m 06s+45° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 343458.89807h 07m 10s+45° 23’ 44”
StarHIP 336748.765606h 59m 45s+44° 58’ 45”
StarHIP 334854.89106h 57m 37s+45° 05’ 38”
StarHIP 339547.645607h 02m 43s+45° 57’ 26”
StarHIP 346078.228207h 10m 06s+46° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 332716.225606h 55m 15s+45° 49’ 35”
StarHIP 333898.108406h 56m 36s+46° 32’ 19”
StarHIP 342068.403607h 05m 34s+46° 40’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 230313.606h 56m 18s+45° 29’ 36”
GalaxyUGC 360813.606h 57m 34s+46° 24’ 12”
GalaxyUGC 368313.807h 08m 14s+46° 06’ 59”

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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