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297P/Beshore (2008 J2) live position and data

This page shows Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 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 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 673878.831213h 48m 39s-03° 33’ 16”
StarHIP 673668.705613h 48m 26s-04° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 679318.048413h 54m 42s-04° 27’ 28”
StarHIP 673856.538613h 48m 38s-02° 50’ 25”
StarHIP 677857.586413h 53m 12s-03° 32’ 31”
StarHIP 680506.644813h 56m 00s-03° 39’ 42”
StarHIP 675998.137413h 51m 05s-02° 47’ 48”
StarHIP 678948.313613h 54m 20s-03° 00’ 17”
StarHIP 679918.63213h 55m 25s-04° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 677418.875613h 52m 35s-05° 04’ 13”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

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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