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 3618000h 46m 24s+03° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 39926.273200h 51m 18s+03° 23’ 06”
StarHIP 34168.957200h 43m 28s+02° 18’ 28”
StarHIP 37228.640800h 47m 47s+02° 54’ 14”
StarHIP 37588.626400h 48m 13s+02° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 33267.694600h 42m 23s+04° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 40567.798200h 51m 56s+04° 03’ 37”
StarHIP 41238.97500h 52m 50s+03° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 36588.91400h 46m 49s+04° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 33578.773800h 42m 43s+03° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 39737.577600h 51m 04s+02° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 39258.045400h 50m 24s+03° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 35187.644200h 44m 55s+03° 12’ 03”
StarHIP 34077.901600h 43m 23s+02° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 36528.720400h 46m 46s+02° 21’ 24”
StarHIP 32768.75500h 41m 46s+03° 38’ 33”

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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