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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 173258.398803h 42m 29s+20° 09’ 00”
StarHIP 173407.839403h 42m 41s+21° 16’ 53”
StarHIP 174536.084603h 44m 28s+20° 55’ 43”
StarHIP 174818.713403h 44m 44s+20° 44’ 53”
StarHIP 175038.430203h 44m 52s+19° 49’ 50”
StarHIP 175527.720403h 45m 31s+21° 14’ 48”
StarHIP 17607003h 46m 19s+20° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 177637.943203h 48m 10s+21° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 178378.108203h 49m 00s+21° 20’ 31”
StarHIP 179098.337403h 49m 47s+21° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 179216.073603h 49m 55s+22° 14’ 39”
StarHIP 180596.617803h 51m 36s+22° 01’ 53”

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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