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 629177.542412h 53m 40s+04° 14’ 16”
StarHIP 633548.097412h 58m 55s+05° 06’ 22”
StarHIP 625857.508412h 49m 27s+05° 10’ 20”
StarHIP 629808.54412h 54m 17s+06° 10’ 43”
StarHIP 630903.274212h 55m 36s+03° 23’ 51”
StarHIP 630627.664412h 55m 15s+05° 18’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 471312.112h 49m 58s+05° 18’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 480812.312h 55m 49s+04° 18’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 476513.412h 53m 14s+04° 27’ 52”

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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