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 485428.208609h 53m 59s+06° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 487908.853209h 57m 04s+06° 20’ 13”
StarHIP 488208.256209h 57m 30s+05° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 482958.313809h 50m 48s+04° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 486188.353809h 54m 53s+07° 10’ 18”
StarHIP 484758.584209h 53m 11s+04° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 482618.285409h 50m 18s+05° 13’ 17”
StarHIP 485526.529809h 54m 06s+04° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 485195.77909h 53m 42s+05° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 489187.22209h 58m 44s+06° 06’ 53”

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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