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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 132368.60302h 50m 22s-11° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 134025.968202h 52m 31s-12° 46’ 09”
StarHIP 135206.91902h 54m 07s-10° 26’ 32”
StarHIP 135277.815602h 54m 13s-11° 05’ 21”
StarHIP 136368.822802h 55m 36s-12° 21’ 11”
StarHIP 137408.110602h 56m 54s-10° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 138436.41402h 58m 12s-12° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 138578.300602h 58m 24s-12° 48’ 07”
StarHIP 140067.259403h 00m 18s-11° 27’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 116213.502h 58m 55s-12° 23’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 111813.502h 49m 58s-12° 09’ 51”

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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