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):

StarHIP 70209014h 21m 51s+03° 54’ 33”
StarHIP 702498.422814h 22m 25s+03° 27’ 17”
StarHIP 702787.494414h 22m 43s+02° 16’ 28”
StarHIP 702728.210214h 22m 38s+03° 40’ 44”
StarHIP 698518.073814h 17m 43s+03° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 705048.390614h 25m 20s+03° 56’ 52”
StarHIP 699146.8614h 18m 29s+03° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 702997.74214h 23m 01s+04° 17’ 09”
StarHIP 699668.209614h 19m 01s+04° 10’ 47”
StarHIP 704508.71714h 24m 40s+02° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 696537.060214h 15m 19s+03° 07’ 52”
StarHIP 699528.667414h 18m 52s+03° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 706438.277414h 26m 58s+03° 41’ 15”
StarHIP 697838.54814h 17m 00s+03° 05’ 18”
StarHIP 700258.109414h 19m 44s+04° 00’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 556611.514h 20m 20s+03° 55’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 556013.214h 20m 04s+03° 59’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 557413.214h 20m 56s+03° 14’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 557611.814h 21m 04s+03° 16’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 557713.414h 21m 13s+03° 26’ 08”

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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