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 827387.647416h 54m 40s-32° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 824237.791416h 50m 39s-31° 38’ 11”
StarHIP 821318.005816h 46m 41s-32° 56’ 51”
StarHIP 822998.714416h 48m 57s-33° 43’ 43”
StarHIP 827147.032816h 54m 26s-33° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 822546.820816h 48m 24s-31° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 825967.569216h 53m 06s-31° 52’ 48”
StarHIP 822017.765416h 47m 36s-33° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 819658.55516h 44m 38s-32° 28’ 53”
StarHIP 825978.80716h 53m 06s-33° 22’ 57”
StarHIP 824948.863416h 51m 34s-32° 46’ 17”
StarHIP 823476.695216h 49m 33s-31° 39’ 04”
StarHIP 818916.466216h 43m 38s-32° 06’ 21”
StarHIP 825468.630616h 52m 20s-31° 49’ 13”

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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