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 38082007h 48m 15s+20° 22’ 13”
StarHIP 387778.176207h 56m 15s+20° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 386016.677207h 54m 13s+21° 06’ 19”
StarHIP 383218.122807h 51m 02s+22° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 381637.60107h 49m 13s+19° 46’ 10”
StarHIP 385018.306607h 53m 04s+20° 10’ 43”
StarHIP 387225.377207h 55m 39s+19° 53’ 02”
StarHIP 383528.921607h 51m 18s+20° 50’ 12”
StarHIP 380428.806807h 47m 49s+21° 29’ 27”
StarHIP 384956.935807h 53m 01s+22° 20’ 04”
StarHIP 380467.64407h 47m 55s+21° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 379097.386207h 46m 07s+21° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 386788.625207h 55m 08s+21° 40’ 16”
StarHIP 388567.029207h 57m 05s+20° 58’ 00”
StarHIP 383088.454607h 50m 55s+20° 25’ 41”
StarHIP 381138.215607h 48m 38s+21° 54’ 29”

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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