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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 January, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
10h 47m 53s
+14° 06’ 56”
26.35
 = 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: 75.9°
Max altitude: 52.6°
Azimuth: 284.1°

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 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.

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