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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 106350021h 32m 21s-20° 58’ 09”
StarHIP 1065595.672621h 34m 51s-20° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 1064318.511221h 33m 25s-21° 16’ 34”
StarHIP 1065617.949821h 34m 51s-20° 26’ 42”
StarHIP 1065686.696421h 34m 54s-20° 15’ 09”
StarHIP 1059578.732821h 27m 30s-20° 16’ 04”
StarHIP 1067648.037221h 37m 36s-20° 25’ 54”
StarHIP 1062737.880821h 31m 32s-22° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 1058537.10721h 26m 21s-20° 59’ 56”
StarHIP 1060394.424621h 28m 43s-21° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 1058628.988421h 26m 26s-20° 25’ 29”
StarHIP 1063538.339221h 32m 23s-20° 57’ 25”
StarHIP 1063718.70821h 32m 39s-21° 46’ 35”
StarHIP 1066997.808821h 36m 43s-21° 30’ 09”
StarHIP 1060067.947821h 28m 12s-21° 43’ 32”
StarHIP 1064148.404821h 33m 12s-20° 40’ 32”
StarHIP 1059285.628621h 27m 14s-21° 11’ 46”
StarHIP 1059537.718621h 27m 29s-20° 12’ 45”
StarHIP 1062647.13721h 31m 25s-19° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 1061018.799221h 29m 32s-19° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 1064548.857421h 33m 39s-21° 58’ 09”
StarHIP 1060708.965621h 29m 05s-19° 32’ 28”

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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