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Comet 51P/Harrington

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Comet 51P/Harrington Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 51P/Harrington is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Comet 51P/Harrington in Leo on July, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
10h 34m 17s
+14° 01’ 18”
27.56
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 51P/Harrington Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 51P/Harrington rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 76.0°
Max altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 284.0°

Comet 51P/Harrington Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 51P/Harrington computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 51P/Harrington in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 13 27.52 10h 29m 58s +14° 29’ 12” Leo
2018 Jul 14 27.53 10h 30m 34s +14° 25’ 17” Leo
2018 Jul 15 27.53 10h 31m 11s +14° 21’ 20” Leo
2018 Jul 16 27.54 10h 31m 47s +14° 17’ 21” Leo
2018 Jul 17 27.55 10h 32m 25s +14° 13’ 23” Leo
2018 Jul 18 27.55 10h 33m 02s +14° 09’ 21” Leo
2018 Jul 19 27.56 10h 33m 38s +14° 05’ 21” Leo
2018 Jul 20 27.56 10h 34m 17s +14° 01’ 18” Leo
2018 Jul 21 27.57 10h 34m 54s +13° 57’ 14” Leo
2018 Jul 22 27.57 10h 35m 32s +13° 53’ 08” Leo
2018 Jul 23 27.58 10h 36m 11s +13° 49’ 03” Leo
2018 Jul 24 27.58 10h 36m 48s +13° 44’ 56” Leo
2018 Jul 25 27.59 10h 37m 27s +13° 40’ 47” Leo
2018 Jul 26 27.59 10h 38m 07s +13° 36’ 39” Leo

Distance of Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 51P/Harrington is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 51P/Harrington

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 51P/Harrington, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 51P/Harrington between January 2013 and December 2075