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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 84084017h 11m 24s-38° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 84716017h 19m 00s-38° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 850227.724817h 22m 41s-38° 12’ 08”
StarHIP 848368.6817h 20m 21s-39° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 844255.90317h 15m 36s-38° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 842808.910417h 13m 44s-37° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 846386.93117h 18m 11s-39° 41’ 26”
StarHIP 844858.26917h 16m 18s-39° 36’ 38”
StarHIP 846948.356417h 18m 49s-39° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 846668.36217h 18m 31s-38° 47’ 33”
StarHIP 844758.227417h 16m 10s-38° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 842386.565217h 13m 09s-37° 57’ 08”
StarHIP 847358.691617h 19m 16s-39° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 847457.87317h 19m 24s-38° 00’ 13”
StarHIP 843108.774817h 14m 12s-37° 37’ 43”
StarHIP 841516.186817h 12m 16s-38° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 846346.902817h 18m 05s-38° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 843777.70317h 14m 59s-38° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 841505.66117h 12m 16s-39° 30’ 24”
StarHIP 846687.947817h 18m 33s-39° 32’ 30”
StarHIP 840878.989417h 11m 25s-38° 24’ 41”
StarHIP 841047.585617h 11m 37s-37° 51’ 11”
StarHIP 844096.72917h 15m 22s-38° 12’ 46”
StarHIP 848657.212817h 20m 42s-38° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 843326.229617h 14m 27s-39° 45’ 59”
StarHIP 842906.653617h 13m 53s-38° 17’ 41”
StarHIP 845288.630817h 16m 47s-37° 24’ 33”

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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