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):

StarHIP 62231012h 45m 15s+06° 14’ 12”
StarHIP 623766.303612h 47m 02s+05° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 617458.27812h 39m 16s+05° 02’ 26”
StarHIP 619685.568212h 41m 57s+06° 48’ 23”
StarHIP 617938.847212h 39m 53s+05° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 616677.636412h 38m 29s+06° 59’ 18”
StarHIP 616247.859612h 37m 48s+04° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 619528.054412h 41m 49s+05° 52’ 04”
StarHIP 621568.59112h 44m 20s+06° 51’ 17”
StarHIP 620348.330412h 42m 55s+05° 15’ 59”
StarHIP 619708.771212h 41m 58s+05° 24’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 461212.512h 41m 32s+07° 18’ 55”
GalaxyUGC 794313.712h 46m 44s+05° 57’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 458012.312h 37m 48s+05° 22’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 459113.812h 39m 12s+06° 00’ 42”

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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