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):

StarHIP 536687.57310h 58m 50s-02° 14’ 10”
StarHIP 535078.230810h 56m 44s-00° 20’ 43”
StarHIP 540418.597611h 03m 30s-01° 29’ 08”
StarHIP 533428.000810h 54m 34s-01° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 534606.510210h 56m 10s+00° 25’ 58”
StarHIP 538577.276611h 01m 03s+00° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 534547.47810h 56m 05s-01° 37’ 05”
StarHIP 534418.754610h 55m 57s-01° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 534198.087810h 55m 38s+00° 07’ 22”
StarHIP 539787.512811h 02m 33s-00° 05’ 37”
StarHIP 540276.097811h 03m 14s-00° 45’ 07”
StarHIP 535326.837210h 57m 08s-00° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 535017.898810h 56m 40s-01° 10’ 07”

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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