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51P/Harrington live position and data

This page shows Comet 51P/Harrington 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 51P/Harrington (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 111288022h 32m 41s-20° 59’ 33”
StarHIP 1111928.848822h 31m 34s-22° 40’ 36”
StarHIP 1114495.175422h 34m 41s-20° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 1116978.24222h 37m 36s-21° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 1114038.936622h 34m 09s-23° 17’ 35”
StarHIP 1111628.157422h 31m 13s-22° 59’ 47”
StarHIP 1114168.425622h 34m 21s-22° 36’ 07”
StarHIP 1117677.76422h 38m 24s-22° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 1109587.33822h 28m 49s-22° 04’ 13”
StarHIP 1116227.416622h 36m 46s-21° 05’ 22”
StarHIP 1118658.09222h 39m 32s-22° 46’ 43”
StarHIP 1115517.39422h 35m 53s-20° 56’ 04”
StarHIP 1118308.144422h 39m 06s-22° 38’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 734113.322h 39m 05s-22° 39’ 57”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 51P/Harrington

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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