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23P/Brorsen-Metcalf live position and data

This page shows Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf 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 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 84716017h 19m 00s-38° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 850227.724817h 22m 41s-38° 12’ 08”
StarHIP 851888.68717h 24m 34s-39° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 848368.6817h 20m 21s-39° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 850485.811417h 22m 54s-37° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 855838.466617h 29m 20s-38° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 853198.337417h 26m 06s-37° 36’ 35”
StarHIP 853597.523817h 26m 34s-38° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 846948.356417h 18m 49s-39° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 846668.36217h 18m 31s-38° 47’ 33”
StarHIP 847358.691617h 19m 16s-39° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 856848.447417h 30m 35s-38° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 855896.38217h 29m 25s-38° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 847457.87317h 19m 24s-38° 00’ 13”
StarHIP 846346.902817h 18m 05s-38° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 846687.947817h 18m 33s-39° 32’ 30”
StarHIP 850206.306817h 22m 39s-37° 48’ 16”
StarHIP 854257.821417h 27m 22s-38° 03’ 41”
StarHIP 850368.644617h 22m 46s-37° 39’ 21”
StarHIP 854788.59117h 28m 05s-38° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 848657.212817h 20m 42s-38° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 853648.641817h 26m 37s-38° 10’ 07”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf

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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