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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 392978.4508h 02m 05s+24° 58’ 35”
StarHIP 398118.871208h 08m 06s+24° 42’ 54”
StarHIP 394658.581808h 03m 58s+23° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 392636.314608h 01m 43s+25° 05’ 21”
StarHIP 397907.93708h 07m 51s+24° 01’ 05”
StarHIP 395468.282608h 04m 52s+23° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 393878.892408h 03m 08s+24° 35’ 22”
StarHIP 399417.17408h 09m 24s+24° 49’ 34”
StarHIP 392357.1408h 01m 30s+23° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 396487.9608h 06m 07s+25° 29’ 37”
StarHIP 391946.259408h 01m 00s+23° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 391487.953808h 00m 26s+25° 02’ 02”
StarHIP 391915.765808h 00m 55s+25° 23’ 34”
StarHIP 395288.31608h 04m 42s+24° 19’ 48”
StarHIP 396868.8908h 06m 36s+24° 08’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 248713.207h 58m 20s+25° 08’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 251213.908h 03m 07s+23° 23’ 32”

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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