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226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski live position and data

This page shows Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 71766014h 40m 45s+17° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 72287014h 47m 00s+17° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 720088.34814h 43m 39s+15° 57’ 49”
StarHIP 718388.606214h 41m 43s+17° 36’ 51”
StarHIP 718678.416614h 41m 57s+17° 53’ 07”
StarHIP 717624.4614h 40m 43s+16° 25’ 05”
StarHIP 721254.508414h 45m 14s+16° 57’ 51”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

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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