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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 646075.49613h 14m 31s+11° 19’ 54”
StarHIP 649487.874213h 18m 47s+11° 49’ 58”
StarHIP 646578.892813h 15m 13s+10° 41’ 19”
StarHIP 644128.182613h 12m 05s+11° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 644455.61613h 12m 32s+11° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 645668.517213h 14m 03s+09° 46’ 26”
StarHIP 643718.851813h 11m 37s+12° 20’ 29”
StarHIP 648818.69713h 17m 58s+12° 14’ 41”
StarHIP 647078.873613h 15m 44s+10° 15’ 01”
StarHIP 647948.348613h 16m 48s+12° 24’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 502012.913h 12m 40s+12° 35’ 58”

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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