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249P/LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 249P/LINEAR 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 249P/LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 33565006h 58m 27s+18° 59’ 50”
StarHIP 331818.01806h 54m 22s+19° 35’ 42”
StarHIP 340167.499607h 03m 29s+19° 13’ 19”
StarHIP 339268.84107h 02m 23s+19° 13’ 47”
StarHIP 340947.30207h 04m 09s+18° 40’ 07”
StarHIP 340128.184807h 03m 28s+18° 22’ 11”
StarHIP 338597.574607h 01m 45s+17° 58’ 31”
StarHIP 341308.566407h 04m 37s+18° 43’ 26”
StarHIP 336477.985806h 59m 22s+20° 26’ 41”
StarHIP 334937.168806h 57m 42s+17° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 333508.07906h 56m 11s+18° 48’ 00”
StarHIP 335248.990806h 58m 03s+18° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 333267.613206h 55m 53s+18° 29’ 30”
StarHIP 334777.403206h 57m 33s+19° 43’ 45”
StarHIP 335727.173806h 58m 31s+19° 13’ 19”
StarHIP 338617.984407h 01m 46s+20° 03’ 17”
StarHIP 334967.744406h 57m 46s+20° 27’ 59”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 249P/LINEAR

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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