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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 19.895451
Declination: -29.571847 (J2000)
Magnitude: 9.95
Constellation: Sagittarius
Solar Elongation: 11.8°

Distance of C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) from the Sun: 62466934 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) from the Earth: 198721997 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 14 Jan 2017 00:36 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 974057.629619h 47m 51s-29° 09’ 33”
StarHIP 975028.220619h 49m 03s-30° 24’ 23”
StarHIP 97512019h 49m 10s-29° 10’ 27”
StarHIP 975156.002619h 49m 11s-28° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 975548.25819h 49m 42s-30° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 977487.604419h 51m 50s-28° 33’ 24”
StarHIP 978488.671619h 53m 04s-29° 56’ 15”
StarHIP 980498.422219h 55m 29s-29° 05’ 49”
StarHIP 980778.491419h 55m 56s-29° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 981526.555819h 56m 49s-30° 34’ 12”
StarHIP 981957.940219h 57m 14s-30° 11’ 59”
StarHIP 982648.815419h 57m 59s-28° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 983078.677419h 58m 28s-30° 04’ 18”
StarHIP 983516.16519h 58m 56s-30° 32’ 17”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)