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378P/McNaught live position and data

This page shows Comet 378P/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 378P/McNaught (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 9603002h 03m 30s-04° 54’ 39”
StarHIP 98747.67802h 07m 01s-04° 13’ 03”
StarHIP 94248.775202h 01m 04s-04° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 96225.471602h 03m 40s-04° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 96348.307202h 03m 48s-04° 34’ 42”
StarHIP 90338.387201h 56m 19s-04° 10’ 38”
StarHIP 91528.63201h 57m 55s-03° 42’ 43”
StarHIP 91778.715201h 58m 07s-04° 18’ 06”
StarHIP 98137.320802h 06m 14s-04° 21’ 54”
StarHIP 93586.855202h 00m 14s-03° 22’ 05”
StarHIP 95967.491202h 03m 25s-04° 19’ 47”
StarHIP 93527.73702h 00m 08s-04° 17’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 79013.502h 01m 21s-05° 22’ 15”
GalaxyPGC 723913.701h 56m 13s-04° 11’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 74813.401h 56m 21s-04° 28’ 04”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 378P/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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