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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 698657.942414h 17m 50s+13° 54’ 14”
StarHIP 698295.685414h 17m 28s+15° 15’ 48”
StarHIP 702348.767214h 22m 13s+13° 50’ 03”
StarHIP 702877.513414h 22m 49s+14° 56’ 20”
StarHIP 695856.310214h 14m 35s+13° 58’ 30”
StarHIP 700008.178614h 19m 26s+14° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 695598.932814h 14m 19s+14° 59’ 04”
StarHIP 697148.810414h 16m 10s+15° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 700878.445414h 20m 32s+13° 54’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 560012.714h 23m 49s+14° 38’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 552513.814h 15m 38s+14° 17’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 558713.814h 22m 10s+13° 55’ 06”

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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