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):

StarHIP 627598.931412h 51m 39s+00° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 631556.6712h 56m 26s-00° 57’ 15”
StarHIP 633097.980412h 58m 27s-01° 03’ 06”
StarHIP 626648.660612h 50m 23s-01° 49’ 30”
StarHIP 630988.732612h 55m 40s-01° 43’ 11”
StarHIP 630936.680212h 55m 38s+00° 03’ 19”
StarHIP 627767.789212h 51m 51s+00° 05’ 06”
StarHIP 628087.586812h 52m 12s-00° 55’ 44”
StarHIP 626878.345812h 50m 43s-00° 46’ 01”
GalaxyUGC 804113.112h 55m 12s+00° 07’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 475310.912h 52m 22s-01° 11’ 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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