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 53947011h 02m 18s+16° 30’ 34”
StarHIP 53953011h 02m 19s+16° 30’ 31”
StarHIP 533668.418410h 54m 46s+15° 11’ 48”
StarHIP 531778.537410h 52m 40s+16° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 536358.742810h 58m 21s+16° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 539018.447411h 01m 43s+17° 21’ 35”
StarHIP 537468.071410h 59m 48s+16° 23’ 14”
StarHIP 539658.15311h 02m 24s+16° 52’ 46”
StarHIP 540898.775411h 04m 05s+16° 15’ 23”
StarHIP 537107.840210h 59m 21s+15° 32’ 25”
StarHIP 535777.882610h 57m 37s+15° 45’ 41”
StarHIP 538817.543811h 01m 25s+15° 00’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 345513.110h 54m 31s+17° 17’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 348512.711h 00m 02s+14° 50’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 344713.910h 53m 23s+16° 46’ 23”

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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