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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 764157.265415h 36m 26s-44° 00’ 37”
StarHIP 774187.001215h 48m 19s-44° 21’ 06”
StarHIP 767608.0615h 40m 23s-44° 14’ 48”
StarHIP 767307.266415h 40m 09s-45° 01’ 16”
StarHIP 771458.948615h 45m 03s-45° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 767498.765215h 40m 19s-43° 30’ 22”
StarHIP 762818.837615h 34m 51s-45° 38’ 47”
StarHIP 763975.284215h 36m 12s-44° 23’ 48”
StarHIP 771017.80315h 44m 36s-44° 02’ 57”
StarHIP 772438.22415h 46m 19s-44° 04’ 57”
StarHIP 767996.865815h 40m 51s-44° 37’ 21”
StarHIP 769618.840215h 42m 52s-44° 56’ 40”
StarHIP 768294.612615h 41m 11s-44° 39’ 38”
StarHIP 765248.142415h 37m 41s-45° 42’ 03”
StarHIP 763017.890615h 35m 11s-43° 50’ 20”
StarHIP 763714.490615h 35m 53s-44° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 766066.976215h 38m 41s-45° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 767626.984415h 40m 24s-44° 17’ 18”
StarHIP 769908.756615h 43m 11s-44° 43’ 11”

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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