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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 360757.922607h 25m 59s+42° 09’ 59”
StarHIP 365118.890207h 30m 39s+41° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 364758.061207h 30m 18s+41° 35’ 56”
StarHIP 359687.698207h 24m 48s+41° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 369208.876807h 35m 24s+41° 27’ 58”
StarHIP 359075.063607h 24m 08s+40° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 365077.094207h 30m 39s+41° 53’ 25”
StarHIP 358527.84107h 23m 29s+41° 21’ 50”
StarHIP 368737.870407h 34m 49s+40° 52’ 36”
StarHIP 365338.538207h 30m 56s+40° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 365977.343607h 31m 37s+42° 38’ 29”
StarHIP 369067.57507h 35m 16s+40° 30’ 23”
StarHIP 367697.628807h 33m 45s+41° 10’ 26”
StarHIP 362857.331407h 28m 10s+40° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 358117.520207h 23m 08s+40° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 368047.903607h 34m 09s+42° 05’ 15”

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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