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 147576.285603h 10m 35s-23° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 151018.389803h 14m 47s-21° 44’ 56”
StarHIP 152578.261203h 16m 48s-22° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 152808.871203h 17m 10s-23° 01’ 35”
StarHIP 152916.43603h 17m 17s-23° 31’ 13”
StarHIP 153528.893203h 17m 57s-22° 28’ 52”
StarHIP 153824.782803h 18m 22s-22° 30’ 40”
StarHIP 153928.520603h 18m 25s-24° 06’ 06”
StarHIP 154795.492603h 19m 34s-24° 07’ 22”
StarHIP 155617.626403h 20m 27s-24° 06’ 52”
StarHIP 155798.65603h 20m 42s-23° 18’ 23”
StarHIP 156435.418203h 21m 24s-23° 38’ 06”
GalaxyIC 189813.603h 10m 20s-22° 24’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 125814.003h 14m 04s-21° 46’ 27”
GalaxyESO 481-1713.203h 17m 04s-22° 51’ 56”

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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