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 123636.547602h 39m 08s-09° 49’ 52”
StarHIP 120288.010802h 35m 06s-09° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 120928.944802h 35m 52s-08° 33’ 55”
StarHIP 118398.707402h 32m 51s-10° 38’ 24”
StarHIP 123506.919602h 39m 00s-08° 55’ 39”
StarHIP 118468.584602h 32m 55s-08° 42’ 01”
StarHIP 124288.487402h 39m 57s-08° 52’ 05”
StarHIP 124445.75102h 40m 12s-09° 27’ 09”
StarHIP 120557.104602h 35m 24s-09° 21’ 02”
StarHIP 120208.299602h 35m 02s-09° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 121808.51802h 36m 56s-08° 20’ 36”
GalaxyPGC 980013.502h 34m 24s-10° 50’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 97713.502h 33m 03s-10° 45’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 103314.002h 40m 16s-08° 46’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 98811.402h 35m 29s-09° 21’ 34”

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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