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 50737.899201h 04m 50s+07° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 51037.798801h 05m 24s+08° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 48917.808201h 02m 49s+07° 30’ 02”
StarHIP 50898.898601h 05m 11s+07° 52’ 28”
StarHIP 48587.03601h 02m 29s+08° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 44478.922600h 56m 55s+07° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 46555.99900h 59m 49s+06° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 45596.636800h 58m 19s+06° 50’ 39”
StarHIP 48047.683601h 01m 39s+07° 18’ 19”
StarHIP 47638.005801h 01m 11s+08° 02’ 02”
StarHIP 52317.970401h 06m 53s+08° 39’ 08”
StarHIP 47528.85701h 01m 05s+08° 46’ 10”
StarHIP 49064.178401h 02m 56s+07° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 48786.788201h 02m 42s+09° 07’ 58”
StarHIP 49787.132801h 03m 47s+06° 45’ 53”
StarHIP 48327.439601h 02m 06s+07° 56’ 25”
StarHIP 52188.52701h 06m 43s+06° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 47787.359801h 01m 23s+08° 27’ 02”
StarHIP 47088.0801h 00m 30s+07° 21’ 13”
StarHIP 52096.912401h 06m 37s+08° 21’ 36”
StarHIP 45267.708200h 57m 58s+07° 36’ 41”
StarHIP 46018.645400h 58m 58s+07° 43’ 09”

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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