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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 74164015h 09m 13s-01° 31’ 45”
StarHIP 74304015h 11m 15s-00° 51’ 19”
StarHIP 738237.83915h 05m 17s+00° 29’ 38”
StarHIP 738528.278215h 05m 36s-01° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 742167.746215h 09m 58s-00° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 741987.611415h 09m 41s+00° 43’ 23”
StarHIP 738538.775815h 05m 37s-00° 44’ 48”
StarHIP 740517.954415h 08m 00s-00° 03’ 20”
StarHIP 741068.42415h 08m 42s-00° 58’ 50”
StarHIP 745376.503415h 13m 51s-01° 21’ 00”
StarHIP 744257.07915h 12m 37s-00° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 740047.730615h 07m 24s+00° 01’ 45”
StarHIP 737418.188615h 04m 24s-00° 54’ 19”
GalaxyPGC 5411912.915h 09m 49s+00° 28’ 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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