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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 619778.0912h 42m 03s+00° 29’ 42”
StarHIP 626338.201612h 50m 02s+00° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 621668.370812h 44m 25s-01° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 624687.94212h 48m 06s-00° 21’ 33”
StarHIP 621687.717212h 44m 25s+00° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 619927.972812h 42m 17s-00° 18’ 28”
StarHIP 626878.345812h 50m 43s-00° 46’ 01”
StarHIP 622658.979212h 45m 33s+00° 59’ 12”
StarHIP 623488.21312h 46m 32s-00° 49’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 466611.512h 45m 08s-00° 27’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 463212.512h 42m 31s-00° 04’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 462914.012h 42m 32s-01° 21’ 02”
GalaxyUGC 788314.012h 42m 56s-01° 13’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 466813.612h 45m 31s-00° 32’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 465312.812h 43m 50s-00° 33’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 464213.812h 43m 17s-00° 38’ 39”

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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