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217P/LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 217P/LINEAR 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 217P/LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 398838.382808h 08m 48s+12° 57’ 11”
StarHIP 399787.7108h 09m 51s+12° 41’ 20”
StarHIP 401237.780608h 11m 44s+11° 11’ 00”
StarHIP 401347.217208h 11m 49s+13° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 401518.564808h 11m 56s+13° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 401977.471408h 12m 38s+11° 11’ 28”
StarHIP 402147.242608h 12m 48s+11° 11’ 04”
StarHIP 402807.232808h 13m 34s+10° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 403546.272208h 14m 21s+13° 02’ 54”
StarHIP 403758.674408h 14m 36s+13° 01’ 21”
StarHIP 404527.640608h 15m 33s+11° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 405307.244608h 16m 32s+11° 02’ 37”
StarHIP 405346.84408h 16m 33s+11° 43’ 34”
StarHIP 405807.588608h 17m 07s+11° 21’ 04”
StarHIP 406698.11208h 18m 08s+11° 39’ 24”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 217P/LINEAR

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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