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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 685204.228414h 01m 38s+01° 32’ 40”
StarHIP 680868.235413h 56m 25s+00° 51’ 43”
StarHIP 685058.856614h 01m 25s+01° 00’ 09”
StarHIP 689527.82814h 06m 53s+00° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 684508.993614h 00m 49s+01° 10’ 10”
StarHIP 685308.561814h 01m 45s+01° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 686058.614414h 02m 34s+00° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 685398.285614h 01m 52s+00° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 683737.81213h 59m 44s+00° 02’ 56”
StarHIP 687766.162214h 04m 37s+02° 17’ 51”
StarHIP 684868.974814h 01m 15s+00° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 684157.130214h 00m 20s+02° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 687998.697814h 04m 58s+01° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 680925.888613h 56m 27s+01° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 682508.549213h 58m 20s+02° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 688648.619814h 06m 06s+01° 30’ 50”
StarHIP 680277.964813h 55m 48s+01° 31’ 11”

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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