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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 546298.666611h 10m 54s+18° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 546838.184611h 11m 40s+18° 41’ 32”
StarHIP 547558.33511h 12m 39s+18° 53’ 12”
StarHIP 550718.958211h 16m 30s+18° 38’ 29”
StarHIP 55128011h 17m 11s+17° 29’ 27”
StarHIP 551368.27711h 17m 15s+16° 57’ 14”
StarHIP 552348.086211h 18m 38s+16° 27’ 51”
StarHIP 553578.887611h 20m 08s+17° 05’ 10”
StarHIP 553597.608411h 20m 09s+17° 06’ 53”
StarHIP 553668.18911h 20m 13s+16° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 553827.124811h 20m 26s+17° 18’ 40”
StarHIP 554298.67911h 21m 05s+17° 52’ 17”
StarHIP 554867.911811h 21m 49s+18° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 555336.889611h 22m 29s+17° 26’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 359813.311h 15m 11s+17° 15’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 359912.811h 15m 27s+18° 06’ 46”
GalaxyNGC 360513.111h 16m 46s+18° 01’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 360710.911h 16m 54s+18° 03’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 360811.711h 16m 58s+18° 08’ 56”
GalaxyPGC 3449313.411h 17m 37s+17° 49’ 36”
GalaxyUGC 632013.711h 18m 17s+18° 50’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 362611.811h 20m 03s+18° 21’ 29”

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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