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 583598.395611h 58m 01s+14° 02’ 15”
StarHIP 580317.887411h 54m 07s+12° 03’ 24”
StarHIP 582288.55711h 56m 33s+12° 20’ 54”
StarHIP 580697.77911h 54m 33s+14° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 577218.414211h 50m 14s+13° 00’ 49”
StarHIP 579417.398611h 52m 56s+13° 25’ 16”
StarHIP 581408.66811h 55m 27s+13° 37’ 02”
StarHIP 586058.49612h 01m 03s+13° 00’ 30”
StarHIP 582216.583211h 56m 26s+14° 11’ 10”
StarHIP 579328.412411h 52m 53s+13° 44’ 39”
StarHIP 578868.590411h 52m 18s+13° 29’ 13”
StarHIP 580067.68611h 53m 51s+14° 01’ 46”
GalaxyNGC 403712.812h 01m 23s+13° 24’ 06”

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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