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 87458017h 52m 13s-22° 09’ 40”
StarHIP 87925017h 57m 40s-21° 43’ 09”
StarHIP 875578.239417h 53m 13s-22° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 880406.986817h 58m 57s-22° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 875278.425417h 52m 55s-24° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 878806.396217h 57m 07s-23° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 872277.780617h 49m 20s-23° 22’ 08”
StarHIP 877128.42717h 55m 00s-22° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 878196.860217h 56m 21s-21° 57’ 21”
StarHIP 873997.285817h 51m 39s-23° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 881267.4118h 00m 00s-22° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 879818.54917h 58m 19s-23° 42’ 07”
StarHIP 880398.784617h 58m 55s-22° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 873707.090417h 51m 07s-22° 55’ 14”
StarHIP 879298.756417h 57m 43s-22° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 881164.735417h 59m 47s-23° 48’ 57”
StarHIP 880857.470217h 59m 26s-22° 28’ 00”

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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