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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 695727.722814h 14m 27s-04° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 697248.848814h 16m 20s-04° 17’ 05”
StarHIP 701388.703214h 21m 05s-02° 29’ 50”
StarHIP 698178.569214h 17m 20s-04° 15’ 57”
StarHIP 697897.680814h 17m 02s-04° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 697476.1414h 16m 30s-03° 11’ 46”
StarHIP 701618.475814h 21m 18s-04° 39’ 32”
StarHIP 700167.488214h 19m 35s-05° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 695378.906614h 14m 05s-03° 45’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 550713.514h 13m 19s-03° 08’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 550612.814h 13m 14s-03° 12’ 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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