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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 136678.684402h 55m 57s-16° 58’ 26”
StarHIP 13831802h 58m 02s-15° 50’ 18”
StarHIP 139528.439802h 59m 42s-16° 43’ 32”
StarHIP 139818.01803h 00m 04s-16° 04’ 00”
StarHIP 140578.224603h 01m 06s-17° 51’ 56”
StarHIP 140738.178403h 01m 20s-17° 13’ 49”
StarHIP 14101003h 01m 51s-16° 35’ 33”
StarHIP 141177.505203h 02m 02s-18° 12’ 27”
StarHIP 14165003h 02m 37s-18° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 141958.737603h 03m 02s-18° 13’ 50”
StarHIP 142738.40803h 03m 59s-17° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 143807.30903h 05m 31s-16° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 144478.17703h 06m 27s-16° 12’ 07”
StarHIP 144608.444403h 06m 37s-17° 28’ 33”
GalaxyIC 27614.002h 58m 40s-15° 42’ 11”
GalaxyPGC 1136714.003h 00m 31s-15° 44’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 119912.403h 03m 38s-15° 36’ 50”

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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