246P/NEAT live position and data

This page shows Comet 246P/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 246P/NEAT (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 959488.955419h 30m 43s-33° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 955318.977619h 25m 55s-32° 39’ 34”
StarHIP 963758.717619h 35m 38s-33° 06’ 27”
StarHIP 956138.80519h 26m 49s-34° 06’ 47”
StarHIP 958278.0219h 29m 25s-32° 30’ 48”
StarHIP 953587.63619h 24m 01s-33° 32’ 32”
StarHIP 961996.939219h 33m 42s-34° 11’ 51”
StarHIP 957318.591419h 28m 20s-35° 08’ 00”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 246P/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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