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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 691717.408214h 09m 31s+20° 28’ 18”
StarHIP 697516.169214h 16m 32s+20° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 691168.73114h 08m 53s+19° 28’ 02”
StarHIP 693837.559614h 12m 10s+20° 38’ 33”
StarHIP 696730.048814h 15m 40s+19° 11’ 14”
StarHIP 695118.967214h 13m 47s+20° 01’ 49”
StarHIP 691877.615614h 09m 46s+19° 44’ 24”
StarHIP 692148.70314h 10m 13s+19° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 693698.462814h 11m 59s+18° 56’ 49”
StarHIP 690398.368214h 07m 55s+20° 26’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 551313.914h 13m 08s+20° 24’ 57”
GalaxyPGC 5076113.914h 12m 56s+20° 23’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 549213.714h 10m 35s+19° 36’ 38”

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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