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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 37927.776800h 48m 43s-17° 32’ 49”
StarHIP 43107.807600h 55m 11s-16° 58’ 15”
StarHIP 42407.500h 54m 06s-16° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 35766.468800h 45m 41s-16° 25’ 27”
StarHIP 35937.257200h 45m 59s-16° 39’ 09”
StarHIP 42998.343800h 55m 05s-17° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 41607.60700h 53m 07s-17° 39’ 06”
StarHIP 42478.930400h 54m 10s-16° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 39187.687400h 50m 16s-15° 52’ 42”
StarHIP 43568.600200h 55m 49s-16° 22’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 24413.700h 45m 46s-15° 35’ 48”

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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