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):

StarHIP 730108.877614h 55m 16s-02° 06’ 50”
StarHIP 731654.448814h 57m 11s-04° 20’ 45”
StarHIP 733588.220214h 59m 30s-03° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 735186.54815h 01m 35s-03° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 732087.49214h 57m 43s-04° 01’ 53”
StarHIP 726978.53114h 51m 47s-04° 05’ 29”
StarHIP 727408.0314h 52m 17s-03° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 727398.912414h 52m 15s-04° 00’ 59”
StarHIP 734975.3515h 01m 19s-02° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 729907.389814h 54m 57s-03° 37’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 576813.514h 52m 07s-02° 31’ 44”

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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