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 516748.975210h 33m 24s-10° 47’ 45”
StarHIP 522327.847810h 40m 15s-09° 02’ 38”
StarHIP 522808.77810h 40m 58s-10° 58’ 28”
StarHIP 520007.922210h 37m 25s-11° 02’ 38”
StarHIP 521218.706410h 38m 54s-10° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 519448.489410h 36m 42s-09° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 519076.55610h 36m 17s-10° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 520178.66610h 37m 38s-09° 43’ 05”
StarHIP 519667.024810h 37m 00s-08° 50’ 23”
StarHIP 520238.424210h 37m 44s-11° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 517417.585410h 34m 18s-09° 53’ 57”
StarHIP 518698.127610h 35m 51s-08° 32’ 03”
StarHIP 517368.85510h 34m 15s-09° 16’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 3197913.310h 43m 36s-09° 51’ 24”

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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