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 14803003h 11m 10s+09° 11’ 47”
StarHIP 15020003h 13m 36s+07° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 15074003h 14m 17s+09° 07’ 51”
StarHIP 15368003h 18m 07s+08° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 15374003h 18m 15s+09° 14’ 42”
StarHIP 153107.702203h 17m 32s+07° 41’ 24”
StarHIP 150778.19803h 14m 23s+09° 12’ 06”
StarHIP 155728.373203h 20m 36s+09° 02’ 01”
StarHIP 150997.71103h 14m 46s+08° 58’ 54”
StarHIP 148428.582803h 11m 42s+08° 07’ 07”
StarHIP 155157.417403h 19m 56s+08° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 153047.32303h 17m 26s+07° 39’ 20”
StarHIP 156118.130203h 21m 00s+08° 27’ 03”

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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