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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 712108.922814h 33m 46s-02° 38’ 25”
StarHIP 715917.78514h 38m 30s-03° 08’ 36”
StarHIP 715896.960814h 38m 28s-03° 36’ 39”
StarHIP 714108.378814h 36m 10s-03° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 718207.828414h 41m 30s-02° 02’ 27”
StarHIP 717858.338414h 41m 02s-02° 25’ 23”
StarHIP 718688.892414h 41m 58s-03° 31’ 24”
StarHIP 712708.639214h 34m 32s-03° 10’ 16”
StarHIP 720697.556214h 44m 30s-03° 21’ 47”
StarHIP 714627.733414h 36m 53s-04° 16’ 44”
StarHIP 714867.004414h 37m 08s-03° 53’ 31”
StarHIP 717787.778414h 40m 59s-02° 50’ 41”
StarHIP 720157.205814h 43m 46s-02° 30’ 19”

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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