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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 1093858.527622h 09m 38s-06° 23’ 35”
StarHIP 1095268.810822h 11m 11s-05° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 1096168.60622h 12m 19s-07° 03’ 53”
StarHIP 1096467.383822h 12m 43s-06° 28’ 08”
StarHIP 1096476.366422h 12m 43s-04° 43’ 14”
StarHIP 1097506.934222h 13m 51s-04° 27’ 04”
StarHIP 1097618.62922h 13m 54s-04° 38’ 39”
StarHIP 1097837.826422h 14m 14s-05° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 1097918.843822h 14m 19s-05° 33’ 31”
StarHIP 1098287.528422h 14m 42s-06° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 1098367.738822h 14m 46s-05° 53’ 10”
StarHIP 1098497.665222h 14m 54s-06° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 1098747.552422h 15m 12s-05° 35’ 05”
StarHIP 1099518.671422h 16m 06s-07° 05’ 23”
StarHIP 1100028.353822h 16m 48s-07° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 1100235.6722h 17m 06s-05° 23’ 13”
StarHIP 1101087.931622h 18m 14s-05° 50’ 30”
StarHIP 1101348.932622h 18m 33s-05° 12’ 05”

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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