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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 385477.869607h 53m 37s+10° 41’ 13”
StarHIP 386728.8707h 55m 03s+10° 23’ 04”
StarHIP 386826.68707h 55m 11s+09° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 387125.819807h 55m 31s+08° 51’ 47”
StarHIP 387347.003607h 55m 47s+10° 26’ 36”
StarHIP 387867.808207h 56m 20s+10° 51’ 53”
StarHIP 388107.691607h 56m 33s+11° 02’ 44”
StarHIP 388297.77507h 56m 46s+09° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 388437.7207h 56m 56s+11° 41’ 18”
StarHIP 389928.032607h 58m 50s+10° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 390068.596607h 58m 57s+11° 41’ 42”
StarHIP 390587.841807h 59m 25s+09° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 390967.940407h 59m 53s+09° 53’ 56”
StarHIP 391347.18508h 00m 18s+08° 58’ 27”
StarHIP 392587.972208h 01m 41s+09° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 393987.35808h 03m 14s+09° 56’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 251312.608h 02m 25s+09° 24’ 46”

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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