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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 65352013h 23m 39s+02° 43’ 22”
StarHIP 649836.794213h 19m 06s+03° 43’ 22”
StarHIP 651067.01413h 20m 33s+04° 49’ 37”
StarHIP 654427.493213h 24m 42s+04° 24’ 07”
StarHIP 652257.51513h 22m 01s+02° 45’ 26”
StarHIP 651196.323813h 20m 41s+02° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 650676.845213h 20m 14s+03° 17’ 15”
StarHIP 651218.476613h 20m 44s+04° 07’ 56”
StarHIP 649546.619213h 18m 51s+03° 41’ 15”
StarHIP 657917.05613h 29m 13s+03° 52’ 17”
StarHIP 652415.876613h 22m 09s+05° 09’ 17”
StarHIP 653557.221813h 23m 40s+02° 43’ 29”
StarHIP 655388.95213h 26m 08s+02° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 651927.635213h 21m 36s+02° 51’ 14”
StarHIP 657668.866613h 29m 01s+04° 28’ 52”

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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