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 66673013h 40m 02s-00° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 664608.67813h 37m 30s-00° 13’ 17”
StarHIP 662493.36313h 34m 41s-00° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 664998.608213h 37m 53s-02° 05’ 21”
StarHIP 663677.017413h 36m 14s-00° 55’ 51”
StarHIP 662127.425613h 34m 16s-00° 18’ 49”
StarHIP 663538.160613h 35m 59s-00° 34’ 39”
StarHIP 669277.487613h 42m 57s-01° 12’ 28”
StarHIP 663918.242213h 36m 43s-01° 15’ 38”

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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