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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 11273002h 25m 12s+49° 47’ 38”
StarHIP 111477.545802h 23m 25s+49° 10’ 55”
StarHIP 114788.687202h 28m 02s+50° 57’ 19”
StarHIP 112205.096602h 24m 24s+50° 00’ 23”
StarHIP 109445.564402h 20m 58s+50° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 120397.773202h 35m 11s+49° 51’ 37”
StarHIP 119237.717602h 33m 53s+49° 30’ 22”
StarHIP 117856.98102h 32m 06s+50° 10’ 50”
StarHIP 113134.56702h 25m 37s+50° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 108177.07802h 19m 14s+50° 08’ 38”
StarHIP 115298.606602h 28m 39s+49° 18’ 23”
StarHIP 111718.6502h 23m 49s+50° 54’ 09”
StarHIP 111738.755802h 23m 51s+48° 54’ 51”
StarHIP 108906.606402h 20m 08s+50° 57’ 29”
StarHIP 114656.12902h 27m 51s+50° 34’ 12”
StarHIP 108306.38902h 19m 22s+48° 57’ 19”
StarHIP 117907.709202h 32m 08s+50° 13’ 01”
StarHIP 115508.506602h 28m 49s+49° 34’ 01”
StarHIP 113078.463402h 25m 33s+50° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 111108.949202h 22m 57s+51° 02’ 10”
StarHIP 116588.63102h 30m 20s+51° 08’ 56”
StarHIP 119976.98102h 34m 40s+50° 03’ 56”

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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