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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 110858.683802h 22m 45s+04° 57’ 25”
StarHIP 111518.892802h 23m 26s+06° 36’ 06”
StarHIP 11182002h 24m 00s+04° 52’ 18”
StarHIP 112518.191602h 24m 50s+05° 01’ 29”
StarHIP 113128.491402h 25m 37s+07° 13’ 48”
StarHIP 113497.837202h 26m 01s+05° 46’ 45”
StarHIP 113606.766202h 26m 16s+06° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 114117.987402h 27m 03s+06° 13’ 35”
StarHIP 114528.579402h 27m 45s+04° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 115997.8802h 29m 32s+05° 46’ 02”
StarHIP 116378.0802h 30m 07s+04° 36’ 17”
StarHIP 11650002h 30m 16s+05° 15’ 50”

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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