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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 133557.933202h 51m 49s-17° 15’ 04”
StarHIP 131148.08102h 48m 39s-16° 48’ 40”
StarHIP 134197.982602h 52m 47s-16° 37’ 07”
StarHIP 139528.439802h 59m 42s-16° 43’ 32”
StarHIP 135908.479602h 55m 07s-16° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 13831802h 58m 02s-15° 50’ 18”
StarHIP 131888.050802h 49m 42s-17° 16’ 47”
StarHIP 136678.684402h 55m 57s-16° 58’ 26”
StarHIP 136618.197402h 55m 54s-16° 03’ 33”
GalaxyIC 27614.002h 58m 40s-15° 42’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 111413.602h 49m 07s-16° 59’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 112513.402h 51m 44s-16° 37’ 42”
GalaxyPGC 1099413.802h 54m 57s-17° 03’ 05”

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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