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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 56785011h 38m 32s+10° 33’ 42”
StarHIP 57139011h 42m 57s+08° 12’ 32”
StarHIP 566468.209211h 36m 56s+10° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 567566.079611h 38m 09s+08° 53’ 01”
StarHIP 565428.32911h 35m 37s+09° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 571598.703411h 43m 20s+10° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 569687.342211h 40m 41s+08° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 567795.171411h 38m 27s+08° 08’ 03”
GalaxyIC 72413.611h 43m 34s+08° 56’ 30”
GalaxyIC 71913.811h 40m 18s+09° 00’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 382513.711h 42m 23s+10° 15’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 382213.811h 42m 11s+10° 16’ 38”

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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