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 452687.508809h 13m 33s+24° 17’ 35”
StarHIP 454947.47109h 16m 11s+23° 24’ 10”
StarHIP 455747.19109h 17m 19s+23° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 453496.7809h 14m 27s+25° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 456066.845209h 17m 45s+23° 04’ 43”
StarHIP 447408.428809h 07m 02s+23° 19’ 35”
StarHIP 453797.991809h 14m 52s+22° 42’ 42”
StarHIP 447686.315409h 07m 27s+22° 58’ 51”
StarHIP 447188.445409h 06m 43s+24° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 454257.992609h 15m 26s+22° 48’ 29”
StarHIP 447958.738809h 07m 44s+24° 48’ 45”
StarHIP 454067.969609h 15m 09s+23° 22’ 33”
StarHIP 450047.60809h 09m 58s+22° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 452788.659609h 13m 41s+25° 15’ 15”
StarHIP 453168.272809h 14m 09s+25° 17’ 32”

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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