284P/McNaught live position and data

This page shows Comet 284P/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 284P/McNaught (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 78353015h 59m 53s-08° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 783497.72515h 59m 51s-07° 01’ 36”
StarHIP 784365.52116h 00m 47s-08° 24’ 40”
StarHIP 778838.676815h 54m 19s-08° 34’ 49”
StarHIP 780036.851415h 55m 42s-08° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 784068.0916h 00m 22s-07° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 782988.210415h 59m 15s-08° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 783548.509215h 59m 53s-07° 53’ 16”
StarHIP 783807.918416h 00m 02s-07° 07’ 21”
StarHIP 783336.633815h 59m 41s-07° 18’ 07”
StarHIP 786157.094416h 02m 58s-08° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 782448.301815h 58m 33s-09° 00’ 12”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 284P/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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