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):

StarHIP 560567.696211h 29m 19s-00° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 564937.75811h 34m 52s-02° 13’ 48”
StarHIP 562828.037411h 32m 18s-00° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 562637.3311h 31m 59s-01° 46’ 56”
StarHIP 559607.094611h 28m 03s-00° 53’ 52”
StarHIP 559416.157611h 27m 53s-01° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 564827.651411h 34m 47s-02° 29’ 27”
StarHIP 559618.067611h 28m 03s-02° 28’ 19”
StarHIP 560616.88311h 29m 24s-00° 50’ 56”
StarHIP 558008.08711h 25m 59s-01° 04’ 42”
GalaxyUGC 643514.011h 25m 34s-00° 46’ 05”
GalaxyUGC 651013.311h 31m 31s-02° 18’ 30”

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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