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 230948.431804h 58m 11s+15° 47’ 54”
StarHIP 238078.433605h 07m 01s+16° 49’ 39”
StarHIP 232146.7104h 59m 44s+15° 55’ 00”
StarHIP 231398.988404h 58m 44s+17° 59’ 14”
StarHIP 233537.226405h 01m 20s+15° 44’ 39”
StarHIP 230435.36104h 57m 22s+17° 09’ 13”
StarHIP 228467.110404h 54m 54s+16° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 234238.702805h 02m 02s+16° 11’ 26”
StarHIP 229907.182604h 56m 47s+16° 44’ 03”
StarHIP 235748.674805h 04m 05s+17° 07’ 30”
StarHIP 233617.930405h 01m 25s+15° 14’ 39”

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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