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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 50737.899201h 04m 50s+07° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 51037.798801h 05m 24s+08° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 55118.554401h 10m 34s+06° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 48917.808201h 02m 49s+07° 30’ 02”
StarHIP 50898.898601h 05m 11s+07° 52’ 28”
StarHIP 51118.078801h 05m 31s+06° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 48047.683601h 01m 39s+07° 18’ 19”
StarHIP 47638.005801h 01m 11s+08° 02’ 02”
StarHIP 52317.970401h 06m 53s+08° 39’ 08”
StarHIP 49064.178401h 02m 56s+07° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 54068.666401h 09m 11s+08° 17’ 46”
StarHIP 49787.132801h 03m 47s+06° 45’ 53”
StarHIP 53828.724601h 08m 51s+07° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 48327.439601h 02m 06s+07° 56’ 25”
StarHIP 52188.52701h 06m 43s+06° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 47787.359801h 01m 23s+08° 27’ 02”
StarHIP 47088.0801h 00m 30s+07° 21’ 13”
StarHIP 52096.912401h 06m 37s+08° 21’ 36”
StarHIP 52167.680601h 06m 41s+08° 52’ 07”

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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