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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 2839000h 36m 00s-09° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 29107.77800h 36m 51s-11° 07’ 38”
StarHIP 32168.92100h 40m 53s-09° 57’ 36”
StarHIP 33696.602800h 42m 50s-09° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 26088.430600h 33m 07s-09° 59’ 16”
StarHIP 30297.704600h 38m 33s-10° 41’ 24”
StarHIP 29618.037400h 37m 37s-09° 04’ 24”
GalaxyPGC 241414.000h 40m 07s-10° 25’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 16313.600h 35m 59s-10° 07’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 15513.500h 34m 40s-10° 46’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 21713.500h 41m 33s-10° 01’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 16513.900h 36m 28s-10° 06’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 15711.000h 34m 46s-08° 23’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 226913.500h 37m 57s-09° 15’ 14”
GalaxyPGC 230314.000h 38m 31s-09° 06’ 30”
GalaxyIC 156313.600h 39m 00s-09° 00’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 15112.300h 34m 02s-09° 42’ 20”

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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