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 13279002h 50m 54s-14° 56’ 23”
StarHIP 129568.219402h 46m 35s-13° 58’ 24”
StarHIP 132077.76702h 49m 58s-13° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 134025.968202h 52m 31s-12° 46’ 09”
StarHIP 130646.597602h 47m 55s-12° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 129818.667402h 46m 58s-13° 20’ 28”
StarHIP 127704.243402h 44m 07s-13° 51’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 112014.002h 49m 04s-14° 28’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 110313.602h 48m 05s-13° 57’ 36”

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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