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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 56183011h 30m 58s-06° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 556666.907411h 24m 21s-05° 54’ 35”
StarHIP 562957.751811h 32m 23s-05° 37’ 29”
StarHIP 561667.448211h 30m 50s-06° 43’ 08”
StarHIP 556358.527811h 23m 51s-07° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 559698.306411h 28m 09s-07° 17’ 53”
StarHIP 555278.408211h 22m 22s-05° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 561088.969411h 30m 03s-06° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 562606.636811h 31m 56s-06° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 563028.342611h 32m 32s-05° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 554827.74511h 21m 46s-05° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 557398.825211h 25m 14s-05° 52’ 08”

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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