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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 526836.896610h 46m 19s+12° 44’ 52”
StarHIP 526895.39110h 46m 25s+14° 11’ 41”
StarHIP 527448.265810h 47m 00s+13° 01’ 47”
StarHIP 527758.47810h 47m 24s+13° 22’ 44”
StarHIP 528248.182610h 48m 03s+14° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 529158.897410h 49m 19s+12° 50’ 33”
StarHIP 52940010h 49m 36s+12° 55’ 43”
StarHIP 530758.401210h 51m 31s+13° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 530977.691210h 51m 45s+13° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 53265010h 53m 37s+13° 42’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 333811.610h 42m 07s+13° 44’ 52”
GalaxyUGC 583213.810h 42m 48s+13° 27’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 334612.510h 43m 38s+14° 52’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 335714.010h 44m 20s+14° 05’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 336712.110h 46m 34s+13° 45’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 337711.210h 47m 41s+13° 58’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 338410.910h 48m 17s+12° 37’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 339113.710h 48m 56s+14° 13’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 341211.410h 50m 53s+13° 24’ 46”
GalaxyNGC 341913.810h 51m 17s+13° 56’ 42”

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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