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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 137013.789602h 56m 25s-08° 53’ 51”
StarHIP 142935.240403h 04m 16s-07° 36’ 03”
StarHIP 142028.371603h 03m 09s-08° 01’ 54”
StarHIP 144408.26903h 06m 24s-08° 27’ 33”
StarHIP 140605.638603h 01m 09s-07° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 140507.724203h 00m 54s-10° 02’ 06”
StarHIP 140018.82103h 00m 16s-09° 02’ 22”
StarHIP 139458.445402h 59m 37s-09° 24’ 59”
StarHIP 144498.164803h 06m 28s-08° 35’ 22”
StarHIP 143556.195803h 05m 11s-08° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 138836.12502h 58m 47s-09° 46’ 35”
StarHIP 140167.958803h 00m 25s-08° 07’ 56”
StarHIP 141685.226603h 02m 42s-07° 41’ 07”
StarHIP 141105.71603h 01m 56s-09° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 138618.346402h 58m 27s-08° 37’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 120813.403h 06m 11s-09° 32’ 29”
GalaxyIC 188013.403h 06m 28s-09° 43’ 54”

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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