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):

StarHIP 1138015.880223h 02m 44s-20° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 1139207.358623h 04m 11s-22° 14’ 04”
StarHIP 1138548.47223h 03m 24s-20° 36’ 14”
StarHIP 1143413.55923h 09m 26s-21° 10’ 20”
StarHIP 1141358.888423h 06m 54s-21° 27’ 24”
StarHIP 1141378.751823h 06m 56s-19° 52’ 15”

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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