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):

StarHIP 47987009h 46m 50s+28° 45’ 15”
StarHIP 478197.721209h 44m 52s+28° 42’ 30”
StarHIP 485417.589409h 53m 59s+27° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 484337.7309h 52m 28s+27° 46’ 26”
StarHIP 485968.286409h 54m 36s+28° 41’ 15”
StarHIP 481608.635209h 48m 59s+29° 28’ 50”
StarHIP 480937.692809h 48m 20s+28° 31’ 20”
StarHIP 488057.238809h 57m 14s+28° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 480487.68309h 47m 41s+29° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 483588.751409h 51m 30s+27° 34’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 303213.109h 52m 07s+29° 14’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 302613.709h 50m 54s+28° 32’ 57”

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.

RA:  ()
Dec:  ()