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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 29312006h 10m 50s+24° 05’ 35”
StarHIP 29405006h 11m 47s+23° 59’ 29”
StarHIP 296808.843806h 15m 08s+25° 27’ 54”
StarHIP 293348.32106h 11m 04s+24° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 291588.571206h 09m 02s+25° 30’ 45”
StarHIP 295897.498806h 14m 08s+23° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 297027.169606h 15m 24s+25° 20’ 01”
StarHIP 291238.029406h 08m 28s+25° 58’ 00”
StarHIP 298338.40206h 16m 55s+25° 29’ 43”
StarHIP 287918.436406h 04m 42s+25° 10’ 43”
StarHIP 291488.14106h 08m 56s+24° 21’ 35”
StarHIP 295588.349406h 13m 40s+24° 40’ 29”
StarHIP 293795.714206h 11m 32s+24° 25’ 13”
StarHIP 290758.699206h 07m 59s+25° 27’ 22”

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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