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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 62231012h 45m 15s+06° 14’ 12”
StarHIP 62411012h 47m 25s+08° 16’ 14”
StarHIP 622675.18712h 45m 37s+07° 40’ 23”
StarHIP 627417.549612h 51m 20s+08° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 623766.303612h 47m 02s+05° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 625178.726212h 48m 42s+06° 54’ 23”
StarHIP 624048.297812h 47m 19s+06° 51’ 40”
StarHIP 621658.673612h 44m 25s+07° 59’ 50”
StarHIP 623978.32712h 47m 14s+07° 00’ 28”
StarHIP 627847.701212h 51m 55s+07° 54’ 16”
StarHIP 629428.158212h 53m 54s+06° 45’ 45”
StarHIP 626607.203212h 50m 20s+06° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 621128.105412h 43m 47s+07° 33’ 30”
StarHIP 624538.083812h 47m 57s+08° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 621568.59112h 44m 20s+06° 51’ 17”
StarHIP 626978.256612h 50m 49s+08° 05’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 469811.512h 48m 23s+08° 29’ 16”
GalaxyUGC 794313.712h 46m 44s+05° 57’ 37”

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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