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402P/LINEAR live position and data

This page shows Comet 402P/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 402P/LINEAR (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 28940006h 06m 29s+04° 30’ 48”
StarHIP 292088.312806h 09m 35s+05° 40’ 07”
StarHIP 292987.99306h 10m 36s+03° 52’ 18”
StarHIP 288125.560406h 04m 58s+05° 25’ 11”
StarHIP 288827.854406h 05m 52s+05° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 292008.619206h 09m 33s+05° 39’ 47”
StarHIP 292448.246806h 09m 57s+05° 42’ 34”
StarHIP 292127.891606h 09m 37s+04° 43’ 03”
StarHIP 292628.410806h 10m 10s+04° 43’ 05”
StarHIP 289078.285406h 06m 07s+06° 01’ 26”
StarHIP 295096.316206h 12m 59s+06° 00’ 58”
StarHIP 292617.609606h 10m 10s+06° 19’ 12”
StarHIP 293818.81706h 11m 33s+06° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 294407.455406h 12m 12s+04° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 287628.667806h 04m 26s+04° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 288145.52406h 04m 58s+04° 09’ 31”
StarHIP 296118.29106h 14m 24s+05° 10’ 07”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 402P/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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