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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 61413012h 35m 00s+09° 49’ 45”
StarHIP 616368.944612h 38m 03s+09° 48’ 48”
StarHIP 613748.093812h 34m 37s+11° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 615398.676612h 36m 28s+10° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 610357.43112h 30m 33s+09° 42’ 57”
StarHIP 614938.220212h 35m 57s+11° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 616408.521212h 38m 08s+09° 35’ 08”
StarHIP 612466.19212h 33m 02s+10° 17’ 44”
StarHIP 613537.573412h 34m 20s+10° 55’ 16”
StarHIP 609458.503412h 29m 32s+11° 29’ 32”
StarHIP 614237.448612h 35m 10s+11° 32’ 51”
StarHIP 613977.87612h 34m 51s+10° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 611298.480612h 31m 37s+10° 16’ 03”
StarHIP 616187.439412h 37m 38s+10° 35’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 457812.212h 37m 30s+09° 33’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 452212.812h 33m 40s+09° 10’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 456412.012h 36m 26s+11° 26’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 449113.512h 30m 56s+11° 29’ 00”
GalaxyIC 341814.012h 29m 43s+11° 24’ 06”
GalaxyIC 346814.012h 32m 14s+10° 14’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 450312.112h 32m 06s+11° 10’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 456712.112h 36m 32s+11° 15’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 456811.712h 36m 34s+11° 14’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 448213.712h 30m 10s+10° 46’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 452812.912h 34m 06s+11° 19’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 449713.412h 31m 32s+11° 37’ 36”

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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