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 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.
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.
|2018 Apr 13||26.75||10h 07m 28s||+17° 48’ 38”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 14||26.76||10h 07m 14s||+17° 48’ 59”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 15||26.77||10h 07m 00s||+17° 49’ 14”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 16||26.78||10h 06m 47s||+17° 49’ 27”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 17||26.79||10h 06m 35s||+17° 49’ 33”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 18||26.80||10h 06m 24s||+17° 49’ 36”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 19||26.81||10h 06m 15s||+17° 49’ 35”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 20||26.82||10h 06m 05s||+17° 49’ 28”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 21||26.82||10h 05m 56s||+17° 49’ 18”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 22||26.83||10h 05m 48s||+17° 49’ 04”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 23||26.84||10h 05m 40s||+17° 48’ 44”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 24||26.85||10h 05m 34s||+17° 48’ 20”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 25||26.86||10h 05m 27s||+17° 47’ 53”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 26||26.87||10h 05m 22s||+17° 47’ 22”||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.
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.