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327P/Van Ness live position and data

This page shows Comet 327P/Van Ness 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 327P/Van Ness (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 738588.466215h 05m 40s+20° 23’ 35”
StarHIP 739978.808415h 07m 19s+19° 51’ 38”
StarHIP 733558.428214h 59m 27s+20° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 736328.66615h 03m 05s+19° 05’ 21”
StarHIP 736108.771415h 02m 45s+20° 26’ 27”
StarHIP 735778.69615h 02m 19s+19° 23’ 26”
StarHIP 737487.53315h 04m 29s+19° 50’ 28”
GalaxyUGC 962214.014h 57m 21s+19° 40’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 585913.315h 07m 35s+19° 34’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 585713.815h 07m 27s+19° 35’ 57”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 327P/Van Ness

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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