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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 456918.289809h 18m 52s+10° 43’ 03”
StarHIP 463927.335209h 27m 36s+12° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 464318.163609h 28m 07s+10° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 458918.122209h 21m 24s+12° 21’ 23”
StarHIP 461067.921409h 24m 09s+10° 32’ 48”
StarHIP 457007.986609h 18m 59s+10° 56’ 59”
StarHIP 463988.737209h 27m 40s+11° 25’ 07”
StarHIP 458098.93709h 20m 28s+11° 31’ 24”
StarHIP 464628.709409h 28m 31s+11° 38’ 06”
StarHIP 459478.2609h 22m 13s+12° 32’ 58”
StarHIP 461898.900409h 25m 02s+10° 24’ 54”
StarHIP 458557.915209h 20m 56s+11° 57’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 287212.909h 25m 42s+11° 25’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 287413.409h 25m 47s+11° 25’ 31”

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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