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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 2839000h 36m 00s-09° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 22837.184400h 29m 10s-11° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 22508.443800h 28m 38s-09° 24’ 18”
StarHIP 27048.688600h 34m 23s-11° 16’ 58”
StarHIP 24838.052200h 31m 31s-11° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 24087.27700h 30m 40s-09° 24’ 27”
StarHIP 24448.385800h 31m 05s-10° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 29107.77800h 36m 51s-11° 07’ 38”
StarHIP 21407.195600h 27m 06s-09° 52’ 22”
StarHIP 24316.872200h 30m 59s-10° 05’ 04”
StarHIP 22466.837400h 28m 33s-11° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 24678.083400h 31m 20s-11° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 26088.430600h 33m 07s-09° 59’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 16313.600h 35m 59s-10° 07’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 15513.500h 34m 40s-10° 46’ 00”
GalaxyPGC 184113.500h 30m 08s-11° 06’ 25”
GalaxyPGC 193213.500h 31m 35s-10° 30’ 21”
GalaxyPGC 197913.500h 32m 42s-11° 19’ 06”
GalaxyPGC 190913.800h 31m 14s-10° 28’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 16513.900h 36m 28s-10° 06’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 15112.300h 34m 02s-09° 42’ 20”

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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