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 1175587.482223h 50m 27s-14° 59’ 01”
StarHIP 1172027.197823h 45m 52s-14° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 1171067.962623h 44m 28s-14° 25’ 11”
StarHIP 1176528.536623h 51m 38s-13° 59’ 06”
StarHIP 1175576.514823h 50m 26s-14° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 1174278.722423h 48m 36s-15° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 1175188.100623h 49m 56s-14° 20’ 09”
StarHIP 1172227.850623h 46m 02s-15° 08’ 02”
StarHIP 1173737.360623h 47m 56s-13° 54’ 59”
StarHIP 1172377.6723h 46m 18s-13° 21’ 51”
StarHIP 1175958.905223h 50m 55s-12° 49’ 14”
StarHIP 1175675.547823h 50m 33s-14° 24’ 05”
StarHIP 1172097.685823h 45m 59s-13° 27’ 15”
StarHIP 1177538.490823h 52m 49s-14° 05’ 05”
StarHIP 1175637.01123h 50m 30s-13° 06’ 38”
StarHIP 1171747.883423h 45m 21s-13° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 1174328.846223h 48m 39s-13° 53’ 12”
StarHIP 1177225.7223h 52m 30s-14° 15’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 776113.623h 51m 28s-13° 22’ 54”

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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