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 954086.035219h 24m 30s-27° 51’ 57”
StarHIP 956047.74219h 26m 42s-26° 19’ 06”
StarHIP 952888.054219h 23m 09s-25° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 956068.466619h 26m 44s-25° 35’ 01”
StarHIP 958655.324219h 29m 52s-26° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 959718.375819h 30m 57s-25° 32’ 02”
StarHIP 958078.156219h 29m 15s-25° 28’ 03”
StarHIP 958828.151819h 30m 01s-27° 20’ 50”
StarHIP 960127.173619h 31m 16s-25° 44’ 12”
StarHIP 951777.130419h 21m 44s-26° 09’ 58”
StarHIP 961397.623419h 32m 52s-26° 01’ 41”

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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