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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 104610021h 11m 28s-05° 18’ 32”
StarHIP 1047437.940621h 13m 13s-04° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 1046588.284821h 11m 58s-05° 57’ 49”
StarHIP 1051645.825221h 18m 11s-04° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 1049468.499421h 15m 30s-05° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 1044338.348421h 09m 18s-04° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 1045958.116621h 11m 16s-04° 08’ 22”
StarHIP 1050757.9321h 17m 10s-04° 14’ 22”
StarHIP 1051158.135421h 17m 34s-05° 28’ 05”
StarHIP 1046227.399621h 11m 36s-03° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 1049106.833221h 15m 03s-05° 33’ 06”
StarHIP 1047747.22221h 13m 30s-05° 54’ 41”
StarHIP 1046577.449621h 11m 58s-05° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 1044357.569421h 09m 19s-03° 53’ 33”
StarHIP 1043956.459821h 08m 57s-05° 34’ 54”
StarHIP 1051077.77121h 17m 25s-05° 21’ 54”
StarHIP 1048697.919621h 14m 35s-05° 57’ 47”
StarHIP 1046868.280221h 12m 20s-04° 33’ 36”

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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