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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 541487.77911h 04m 36s+29° 10’ 19”
StarHIP 536368.5210h 58m 22s+30° 43’ 36”
StarHIP 540288.863811h 03m 14s+30° 35’ 32”
StarHIP 540038.046211h 02m 51s+30° 24’ 54”
StarHIP 538338.296211h 00m 48s+29° 13’ 06”
StarHIP 533456.483810h 54m 35s+29° 37’ 48”
StarHIP 539508.550411h 02m 17s+30° 49’ 25”
StarHIP 539066.877811h 01m 49s+29° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 533247.507410h 54m 25s+30° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 538848.27211h 01m 27s+31° 14’ 46”
StarHIP 534738.213610h 56m 18s+31° 02’ 22”
StarHIP 535418.85410h 57m 11s+28° 56’ 18”
StarHIP 542308.510611h 05m 45s+30° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 540246.958611h 03m 11s+28° 55’ 48”
StarHIP 535717.907610h 57m 35s+30° 39’ 09”
StarHIP 542407.488611h 05m 49s+29° 59’ 54”
StarHIP 536068.393210h 57m 59s+31° 04’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 348611.011h 00m 23s+28° 58’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 351013.211h 03m 43s+28° 53’ 08”

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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