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294P/LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 294P/LINEAR 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 294P/LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1008117.28520h 26m 25s-32° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 1011068.57120h 29m 41s-33° 01’ 35”
StarHIP 1013687.760420h 32m 42s-31° 22’ 56”
StarHIP 1008297.752820h 26m 39s-30° 40’ 32”
StarHIP 1009398.614820h 27m 58s-31° 14’ 47”
StarHIP 1009058.587820h 27m 33s-32° 19’ 16”
StarHIP 1012258.944820h 31m 06s-30° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 1011778.88920h 30m 28s-33° 09’ 19”
StarHIP 1009256.564220h 27m 44s-30° 51’ 59”
StarHIP 1011918.621620h 30m 40s-31° 17’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 692512.120h 34m 20s-31° 58’ 50”
GalaxyNGC 692312.720h 31m 38s-30° 50’ 00”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 294P/LINEAR

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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