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 115688.06302h 29m 03s-05° 26’ 46”
StarHIP 119218.210602h 33m 52s-06° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 122348.427202h 37m 31s-05° 05’ 22”
StarHIP 120638.88402h 35m 33s-05° 40’ 04”
StarHIP 116647.665602h 30m 26s-05° 01’ 51”
StarHIP 119457.74502h 34m 07s-05° 38’ 07”
StarHIP 118108.656202h 32m 19s-07° 10’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 102212.102h 38m 32s-06° 40’ 41”
GalaxyPGC 992313.802h 36m 58s-05° 20’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 99112.402h 35m 32s-07° 09’ 20”

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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