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261P/Larson live position and data

This page shows Comet 261P/Larson 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 261P/Larson (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 15562003h 20m 28s+22° 24’ 56”
StarHIP 15844003h 24m 06s+23° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 159088.746403h 24m 51s+22° 16’ 41”
StarHIP 157238.491403h 22m 31s+22° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 155527.548603h 20m 21s+23° 41’ 21”
StarHIP 150726.644203h 14m 17s+22° 57’ 13”
StarHIP 153807.12803h 18m 19s+24° 04’ 54”
StarHIP 152788.88603h 17m 06s+24° 02’ 06”
StarHIP 155138.692203h 19m 55s+21° 30’ 59”
StarHIP 153417.629603h 17m 49s+22° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 150388.554803h 13m 50s+22° 15’ 09”
StarHIP 152677.202803h 16m 56s+23° 07’ 36”
StarHIP 155868.40803h 20m 45s+23° 11’ 02”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 261P/Larson

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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