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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 262027.533605h 35m 04s+15° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 263825.51505h 37m 03s+17° 02’ 25”
StarHIP 267774.845205h 41m 17s+16° 32’ 03”
StarHIP 263597.620405h 36m 49s+15° 37’ 06”
StarHIP 264358.743805h 37m 33s+16° 33’ 23”
StarHIP 267488.776205h 40m 59s+16° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 269138.084205h 42m 48s+17° 23’ 22”
StarHIP 261578.940605h 34m 35s+17° 08’ 25”
StarHIP 266897.326405h 40m 17s+16° 23’ 35”
StarHIP 266908.282605h 40m 18s+15° 21’ 01”
StarHIP 267866.804805h 41m 22s+17° 31’ 19”
StarHIP 264758.288205h 37m 53s+15° 54’ 57”
StarHIP 267348.849405h 40m 48s+17° 11’ 45”
StarHIP 269808.17205h 43m 29s+16° 41’ 54”
StarHIP 266926.910605h 40m 18s+15° 21’ 00”

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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