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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 83421017h 03m 02s-53° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 844577.690417h 15m 59s-53° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 837768.494617h 07m 20s-53° 05’ 46”
StarHIP 839348.906617h 09m 22s-53° 23’ 29”
StarHIP 833878.78217h 02m 33s-55° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 840858.69817h 11m 25s-52° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 841487.217817h 12m 14s-53° 22’ 33”
StarHIP 830548.14916h 58m 16s-53° 55’ 14”
StarHIP 834315.236417h 03m 08s-53° 14’ 11”
StarHIP 842327.08917h 13m 03s-54° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 843398.47917h 14m 33s-54° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 834027.089417h 02m 44s-54° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 832728.178617h 01m 07s-53° 58’ 49”
StarHIP 837867.845817h 07m 26s-53° 45’ 19”
StarHIP 842688.057217h 13m 33s-53° 27’ 44”
StarHIP 831875.63417h 00m 06s-54° 35’ 49”
StarHIP 839608.17317h 09m 43s-54° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 833527.765617h 02m 06s-54° 09’ 06”
StarHIP 835588.84817h 04m 35s-53° 36’ 14”
StarHIP 836718.172217h 06m 04s-52° 31’ 39”
StarHIP 831533.916816h 59m 35s-53° 09’ 37”
StarHIP 842558.819617h 13m 23s-53° 06’ 21”

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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