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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 1139986.014823h 05m 12s-17° 04’ 44”
StarHIP 1137926.781223h 02m 37s-18° 32’ 30”
StarHIP 1142448.74623h 08m 15s-17° 03’ 32”
StarHIP 1137448.851223h 02m 06s-18° 28’ 02”
StarHIP 1135437.76322h 59m 46s-16° 23’ 53”
StarHIP 1135048.00722h 59m 12s-17° 09’ 34”
StarHIP 1136378.097223h 00m 51s-16° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 1140106.777423h 05m 22s-16° 53’ 54”
StarHIP 1142517.979823h 08m 18s-16° 45’ 01”
StarHIP 1144468.897223h 10m 40s-17° 33’ 40”

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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