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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 768657.219415h 41m 45s-06° 26’ 39”
StarHIP 769168.18115h 42m 18s-07° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 770308.95215h 43m 40s-05° 41’ 57”
StarHIP 771747.14515h 45m 27s-06° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 772876.133415h 46m 45s-06° 07’ 13”
StarHIP 776338.870215h 50m 57s-06° 19’ 41”

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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