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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 612828.570412h 33m 29s+30° 02’ 25”
StarHIP 614098.555612h 35m 00s+30° 11’ 33”
StarHIP 614928.782612h 35m 57s+29° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 614947.89312h 35m 57s+31° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 615038.6512h 36m 05s+29° 27’ 11”
StarHIP 617358.550812h 39m 13s+30° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 617398.866412h 39m 14s+29° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 618517.61712h 40m 35s+30° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 619026.924212h 41m 07s+30° 26’ 13”
StarHIP 61980012h 42m 04s+31° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 622568.423612h 45m 29s+30° 11’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 452512.912h 33m 51s+30° 16’ 41”
GalaxyUGC 781214.012h 38m 48s+32° 05’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 4676A13.812h 46m 10s+30° 43’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 4676B14.012h 46m 11s+30° 43’ 27”

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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