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 15726003h 22m 35s+41° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 159256.502803h 25m 09s+41° 15’ 26”
StarHIP 158717.207603h 24m 26s+40° 02’ 38”
StarHIP 164256.473203h 31m 30s+40° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 157917.809403h 23m 30s+41° 12’ 25”
StarHIP 157318.106203h 22m 39s+41° 55’ 34”
StarHIP 158318.044403h 23m 55s+41° 20’ 13”
StarHIP 152826.393603h 17m 11s+40° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 161866.921403h 28m 30s+40° 10’ 15”
StarHIP 158957.91803h 24m 44s+40° 45’ 39”
StarHIP 162207.201403h 28m 57s+40° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 155448.074203h 20m 17s+41° 53’ 50”
StarHIP 159447.240803h 25m 19s+40° 57’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 127213.003h 19m 21s+41° 29’ 31”
GalaxyIC 31014.003h 16m 43s+41° 19’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 127813.603h 19m 54s+41° 33’ 50”
GalaxyNGC 127512.703h 19m 48s+41° 30’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 128213.703h 20m 11s+41° 22’ 05”

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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