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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 79178.907601h 41m 45s-27° 58’ 15”
StarHIP 8008001h 42m 49s-25° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 81798.901401h 45m 08s-25° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 8191001h 45m 19s-28° 00’ 58”
StarHIP 82067.511801h 45m 33s-26° 23’ 49”
StarHIP 82336.361601h 46m 00s-27° 20’ 55”
StarHIP 82938.77901h 46m 55s-27° 40’ 10”
StarHIP 83468.870801h 47m 38s-26° 44’ 57”
StarHIP 84177.087801h 48m 35s-26° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 8435001h 48m 43s-26° 36’ 12”
StarHIP 84448.697401h 48m 51s-26° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 84847.840601h 49m 22s-27° 46’ 27”
GalaxyIC 172913.501h 47m 55s-26° 53’ 29”

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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