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C/2006 P1 (McNaught) live position and data

This page shows Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) 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 McNaught (C/2006 P1) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 82348016h 49m 33s-53° 40’ 24”
StarHIP 82365016h 49m 47s-53° 43’ 21”
StarHIP 823408.475416h 49m 28s-54° 26’ 47”
StarHIP 823808.83416h 50m 02s-54° 29’ 01”
StarHIP 826607.322816h 53m 50s-54° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 818598.360216h 43m 09s-54° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 817937.551416h 42m 22s-54° 10’ 24”
StarHIP 817008.214816h 41m 19s-55° 17’ 51”
StarHIP 816367.88916h 40m 36s-54° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 823618.745616h 49m 46s-56° 14’ 41”
StarHIP 821188.528216h 46m 31s-54° 16’ 31”
StarHIP 817497.918816h 41m 50s-54° 44’ 57”
StarHIP 822778.001416h 48m 42s-55° 26’ 01”
StarHIP 819977.916416h 45m 02s-55° 43’ 08”
StarHIP 826786.928216h 54m 02s-54° 26’ 17”
StarHIP 826227.895816h 53m 25s-54° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 817808.61716h 42m 13s-55° 33’ 28”
StarHIP 826637.62816h 53m 55s-55° 04’ 21”
StarHIP 818077.977216h 42m 31s-55° 50’ 38”
StarHIP 817978.145216h 42m 25s-55° 09’ 33”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

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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