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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 441337.507208h 59m 19s+08° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 440187.99108h 57m 51s+10° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 443738.829209h 02m 15s+10° 06’ 21”
StarHIP 440106.084808h 57m 42s+09° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 442728.961209h 00m 55s+09° 03’ 04”
StarHIP 440507.54908h 58m 16s+10° 50’ 42”
StarHIP 439518.595208h 57m 06s+10° 45’ 29”
StarHIP 440718.834608h 58m 36s+09° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 443038.798609h 01m 22s+10° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 440778.725408h 58m 45s+09° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 436188.549608h 53m 01s+09° 11’ 08”
StarHIP 435828.360608h 52m 34s+09° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 436318.551808h 53m 08s+10° 08’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 272014.008h 59m 08s+11° 08’ 58”

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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