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 6069001h 17m 53s+05° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 6323001h 21m 10s+06° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 59697.679601h 16m 44s+05° 03’ 20”
StarHIP 60407.546801h 17m 35s+05° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 62207.728801h 19m 44s+06° 09’ 42”
StarHIP 61547.867801h 18m 57s+07° 25’ 49”
StarHIP 58847.505201h 15m 33s+06° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 63328.72301h 21m 17s+06° 58’ 14”
StarHIP 62058.315601h 19m 32s+07° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 58245.931401h 14m 42s+06° 59’ 42”
StarHIP 59808.969601h 16m 55s+06° 48’ 41”
StarHIP 56558.439601h 12m 39s+06° 35’ 36”
StarHIP 57527.624801h 13m 51s+05° 08’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 45513.601h 15m 57s+05° 10’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 43713.901h 14m 21s+05° 55’ 32”

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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