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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 12886002h 45m 39s+44° 56’ 56”
StarHIP 130366.425802h 47m 31s+44° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 130627.82902h 47m 54s+44° 12’ 22”
StarHIP 133437.781802h 51m 43s+45° 03’ 35”
StarHIP 129308.170802h 46m 19s+45° 27’ 03”
StarHIP 137348.861402h 56m 51s+45° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 133368.58502h 51m 39s+45° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 125808.242802h 41m 46s+45° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 133606.445202h 51m 52s+44° 53’ 39”
StarHIP 137747.944602h 57m 15s+46° 01’ 11”
StarHIP 133395.772802h 51m 41s+46° 50’ 31”
StarHIP 128188.105402h 44m 46s+45° 35’ 58”

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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