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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 1172454.747623h 46m 23s+03° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 1173197.937223h 47m 19s+02° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 1173597.288623h 47m 44s+04° 13’ 47”
StarHIP 1173677.637623h 47m 52s+04° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 1174638.295623h 49m 01s+03° 10’ 52”
StarHIP 1174738.91423h 49m 11s+02° 24’ 12”
StarHIP 1174748.620623h 49m 12s+03° 31’ 43”
StarHIP 1174758.369223h 49m 14s+04° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 1174987.89323h 49m 34s+04° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 1175268.25723h 50m 05s+02° 52’ 36”
StarHIP 1175308.923623h 50m 08s+04° 28’ 01”
StarHIP 1176566.681423h 51m 40s+04° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 1176746.776623h 51m 53s+04° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 1176835.42723h 51m 57s+02° 55’ 49”
StarHIP 1178048.179623h 53m 32s+04° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 1178188.879223h 53m 40s+02° 43’ 52”
StarHIP 1178477.586223h 54m 05s+04° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 1178587.168823h 54m 19s+03° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 1179338.167423h 55m 21s+03° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 1179537.65723h 55m 32s+03° 30’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 775013.523h 46m 37s+03° 47’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 775713.123h 48m 44s+04° 10’ 23”

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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