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C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2015 TQ209 (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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 16.168346
Declination: -20.802281 (J2000)
Magnitude: 16.52
Constellation: Scorpius
Solar Elongation: 52.7°

Distance of C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) from the Sun: 359537437 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) from the Earth: 429221047 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 27 Aug 2016 13:50 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 787698.931616h 04m 51s-20° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 788437.28516h 05m 40s-20° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 788477.775816h 05m 43s-21° 50’ 19”
StarHIP 789333.94916h 06m 48s-20° 40’ 08”
StarHIP 789377.815216h 06m 51s-21° 51’ 49”
StarHIP 789778.658616h 07m 17s-22° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 789904.237216h 07m 24s-20° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 790207.906416h 07m 44s-21° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 790308.79916h 07m 50s-19° 59’ 21”
StarHIP 790838.347616h 08m 35s-20° 45’ 29”
StarHIP 79085016h 08m 35s-20° 48’ 26”
StarHIP 791568.02416h 09m 20s-19° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 792447.031216h 10m 19s-22° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 792938.761816h 10m 57s-20° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 793698.91116h 11m 55s-21° 06’ 17”
StarHIP 793744.133616h 11m 59s-19° 27’ 38”
StarHIP 794107.621216h 12m 21s-19° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 794397.581216h 12m 44s-19° 30’ 10”
StarHIP 795246.635816h 13m 40s-21° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 795996.408216h 14m 28s-21° 06’ 27”
StarHIP 796908.070616h 15m 50s-20° 04’ 34”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)