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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 51208010h 27m 35s+12° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 515907.944410h 32m 16s+12° 55’ 09”
StarHIP 519027.75410h 36m 13s+13° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 516828.638810h 33m 30s+14° 53’ 50”
StarHIP 515855.276410h 32m 11s+14° 08’ 13”
StarHIP 512957.11310h 28m 42s+13° 17’ 19”
StarHIP 512777.452210h 28m 25s+14° 45’ 12”
StarHIP 510808.422810h 26m 11s+14° 54’ 00”
StarHIP 510708.421410h 26m 05s+13° 09’ 09”
StarHIP 513096.735810h 28m 48s+14° 20’ 37”
StarHIP 513928.78510h 29m 47s+14° 08’ 39”
StarHIP 511337.145210h 26m 45s+13° 37’ 35”
GalaxyUGC 564614.010h 25m 53s+14° 21’ 43”

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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