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):

StarHIP 83421017h 03m 02s-53° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 833878.78217h 02m 33s-55° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 823408.475416h 49m 28s-54° 26’ 47”
StarHIP 823808.83416h 50m 02s-54° 29’ 01”
StarHIP 830548.14916h 58m 16s-53° 55’ 14”
StarHIP 832018.075217h 00m 13s-55° 06’ 21”
StarHIP 830812.952616h 58m 37s-55° 59’ 24”
StarHIP 826607.322816h 53m 50s-54° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 834027.089417h 02m 44s-54° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 832728.178617h 01m 07s-53° 58’ 49”
StarHIP 829918.267216h 57m 34s-55° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 827787.400616h 55m 01s-56° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 822778.001416h 48m 42s-55° 26’ 01”
StarHIP 831875.63417h 00m 06s-54° 35’ 49”
StarHIP 826786.928216h 54m 02s-54° 26’ 17”
StarHIP 826227.895816h 53m 25s-54° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 832498.554417h 00m 55s-56° 14’ 46”
StarHIP 826637.62816h 53m 55s-55° 04’ 21”
StarHIP 833527.765617h 02m 06s-54° 09’ 06”

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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