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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 1171516.915223h 45m 00s-00° 39’ 37”
StarHIP 1170187.847623h 43m 18s-00° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 1168237.306223h 40m 40s+00° 24’ 57”
StarHIP 1169148.72623h 41m 55s+00° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 1170168.165623h 43m 17s-00° 09’ 20”
StarHIP 1166468.987823h 38m 18s+00° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 1168268.15923h 40m 42s-00° 22’ 58”
StarHIP 1169848.576223h 42m 56s+00° 14’ 22”
StarHIP 1170128.783423h 43m 14s+01° 06’ 47”
StarHIP 1170977.940223h 44m 18s+00° 42’ 44”
StarHIP 1169498.2123h 42m 21s-01° 30’ 04”
StarHIP 1172157.826423h 46m 00s+00° 15’ 43”
StarHIP 1167568.772223h 39m 44s-00° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 1170138.486823h 43m 14s+00° 54’ 16”
StarHIP 1166297.650823h 38m 06s-01° 20’ 08”
StarHIP 1166438.78223h 38m 15s-00° 52’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 773814.023h 44m 01s+00° 31’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 771612.823h 36m 30s+00° 17’ 50”

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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