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 Jan 17||26.35||10h 50m 40s||+13° 43’ 13”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 18||26.35||10h 50m 18s||+13° 46’ 27”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 19||26.35||10h 49m 55s||+13° 49’ 45”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 20||26.35||10h 49m 32s||+13° 53’ 05”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 21||26.35||10h 49m 09s||+13° 56’ 30”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 22||26.35||10h 48m 44s||+13° 59’ 57”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 23||26.35||10h 48m 20s||+14° 03’ 25”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 24||26.35||10h 47m 53s||+14° 06’ 56”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 25||26.35||10h 47m 26s||+14° 10’ 31”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 26||26.35||10h 46m 59s||+14° 14’ 07”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 27||26.35||10h 46m 32s||+14° 17’ 45”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 28||26.35||10h 46m 04s||+14° 21’ 25”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 29||26.35||10h 45m 35s||+14° 25’ 08”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 30||26.35||10h 45m 06s||+14° 28’ 51”||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.