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):

StarHIP 42267008h 37m 08s+15° 07’ 53”
StarHIP 426328.818408h 41m 18s+14° 39’ 59”
StarHIP 423837.964408h 38m 29s+14° 51’ 29”
StarHIP 422087.955408h 36m 21s+16° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 421658.493608h 35m 46s+14° 07’ 13”
StarHIP 419137.24508h 32m 43s+15° 16’ 28”
StarHIP 420578.28408h 34m 21s+16° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 425987.787808h 40m 54s+16° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 421318.870608h 35m 17s+15° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 421876.293408h 36m 07s+15° 18’ 49”
StarHIP 418798.479408h 32m 19s+16° 12’ 46”
StarHIP 420128.034208h 33m 46s+14° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 419007.89408h 32m 38s+15° 44’ 22”
StarHIP 424807.471608h 39m 39s+16° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 423317.417808h 37m 49s+14° 28’ 22”
StarHIP 418738.305408h 32m 16s+15° 19’ 52”

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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