260P/McNaught live position and data

This page shows Comet 260P/McNaught 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 260P/McNaught (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 50882010h 23m 23s+17° 43’ 17”
StarHIP 513888.51510h 29m 44s+16° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 509648.418410h 24m 35s+17° 55’ 02”
StarHIP 512797.285410h 28m 26s+15° 45’ 20”
StarHIP 512996.979810h 28m 43s+17° 08’ 00”
StarHIP 515797.758610h 32m 05s+17° 59’ 23”
StarHIP 510998.558810h 26m 24s+17° 13’ 28”
StarHIP 511457.314610h 26m 53s+17° 13’ 10”
StarHIP 512017.782210h 27m 28s+15° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 513187.88710h 28m 56s+18° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 510057.917810h 25m 10s+17° 31’ 39”
StarHIP 511718.4710h 27m 08s+18° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 510208.921810h 25m 23s+16° 55’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 323911.710h 25m 05s+17° 09’ 34”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 260P/McNaught

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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