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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 67027013h 44m 10s+04° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 668237.913h 41m 45s+04° 46’ 15”
StarHIP 671368.223813h 45m 32s+03° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 668328.300213h 41m 49s+04° 41’ 01”
StarHIP 675455.916413h 50m 24s+05° 29’ 49”
StarHIP 674428.171813h 49m 19s+04° 32’ 48”
StarHIP 668818.936413h 42m 23s+04° 59’ 37”
StarHIP 672466.27413h 46m 57s+06° 21’ 02”
StarHIP 671867.106613h 46m 06s+05° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 673178.506813h 47m 54s+03° 50’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 530012.513h 48m 15s+03° 57’ 05”

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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