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 98208.424602h 06m 22s+16° 52’ 25”
StarHIP 99486.922602h 08m 03s+15° 48’ 16”
StarHIP 93287.94701h 59m 46s+15° 57’ 28”
StarHIP 95227.94602h 02m 29s+15° 29’ 43”
StarHIP 98398.620802h 06m 35s+17° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 99128.464802h 07m 34s+15° 35’ 23”
StarHIP 92297.68301h 58m 38s+15° 55’ 48”
StarHIP 94706.425202h 01m 50s+15° 04’ 01”
StarHIP 94347.607202h 01m 09s+16° 33’ 54”
StarHIP 98488.168802h 06m 41s+14° 35’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 80313.202h 03m 45s+16° 01’ 54”
GalaxyIC 19613.802h 03m 49s+14° 44’ 22”

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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