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240P/NEAT live position and data

This page shows Comet 240P/NEAT 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 240P/NEAT (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 58546012h 00m 18s+20° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 59247012h 09m 12s+19° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 591218.08712h 07m 23s+19° 21’ 11”
StarHIP 589358.697412h 05m 04s+20° 13’ 27”
StarHIP 588317.577212h 04m 01s+18° 48’ 53”
StarHIP 590788.907212h 06m 55s+20° 29’ 34”
StarHIP 585196.840412h 00m 04s+19° 25’ 09”
StarHIP 588188.757412h 03m 49s+19° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 590498.811812h 06m 22s+18° 12’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 406513.712h 04m 06s+20° 14’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 403212.812h 00m 32s+20° 04’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 406411.612h 04m 10s+18° 26’ 34”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 240P/NEAT

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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