C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) 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 C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 134767.186202h 53m 34s-07° 45’ 00”
StarHIP 133847.007602h 52m 14s-08° 16’ 01”
StarHIP 129628.655802h 46m 43s-06° 59’ 35”
StarHIP 129537.751602h 46m 33s-06° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 132317.098602h 50m 20s-06° 48’ 23”
StarHIP 129478.132802h 46m 31s-08° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 130968.768402h 48m 23s-06° 14’ 11”
StarHIP 135948.270602h 55m 09s-07° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 134038.975802h 52m 31s-06° 03’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 108411.302h 45m 59s-07° 34’ 41”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

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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