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213P/Van Ness live position and data

This page shows Comet 213P/Van Ness 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 213P/Van Ness (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 202868.51304h 20m 52s+31° 14’ 43”
StarHIP 198957.698404h 16m 02s+30° 02’ 09”
StarHIP 198767.997604h 15m 45s+31° 23’ 50”
StarHIP 201787.496404h 19m 30s+30° 52’ 59”
StarHIP 202316.014604h 20m 09s+31° 57’ 11”
StarHIP 205398.998204h 24m 04s+31° 51’ 18”
StarHIP 196188.52904h 12m 13s+32° 11’ 12”
StarHIP 198837.316604h 15m 55s+31° 41’ 35”
StarHIP 204267.104204h 22m 33s+32° 28’ 04”
StarHIP 195767.69304h 11m 41s+31° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 202278.776204h 20m 06s+31° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 200727.67604h 18m 14s+32° 23’ 26”
StarHIP 202308.690404h 20m 09s+30° 53’ 09”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 213P/Van Ness

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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