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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 1295000h 16m 14s+19° 51’ 44”
StarHIP 15597.571800h 19m 23s+19° 59’ 56”
StarHIP 9968.108600h 12m 28s+20° 14’ 03”
StarHIP 14688.898400h 18m 18s+19° 24’ 15”
StarHIP 14296.803400h 17m 51s+20° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 10518.722600h 13m 05s+20° 11’ 25”
StarHIP 14828.786400h 18m 27s+21° 28’ 39”
StarHIP 18298.382400h 23m 11s+20° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 19567.724400h 24m 44s+20° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 10708.718800h 13m 17s+19° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 11684.65700h 14m 36s+20° 12’ 24”

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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