252P/LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 252P/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 252P/LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 112310022h 44m 55s-02° 21’ 10”
StarHIP 1118187.965822h 38m 56s-03° 01’ 32”
StarHIP 1121498.247222h 42m 57s-02° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 1119656.279222h 40m 47s-03° 33’ 14”
StarHIP 1117104.91722h 37m 45s-04° 13’ 39”
StarHIP 1120797.162822h 42m 06s-03° 28’ 24”
StarHIP 1117418.17322h 38m 06s-02° 53’ 54”
StarHIP 1118407.876422h 39m 15s-03° 36’ 26”
StarHIP 1121158.740222h 42m 35s-02° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 1114957.952622h 35m 20s-02° 15’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 735113.122h 41m 17s-04° 27’ 18”
GalaxyPGC 6944813.622h 40m 15s-02° 25’ 28”
GalaxyPGC 6953113.822h 42m 04s-02° 46’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 734413.822h 39m 41s-04° 10’ 19”
GalaxyPGC 6929313.422h 36m 34s-02° 54’ 19”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 252P/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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