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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 592158.003412h 08m 41s+03° 06’ 32”
StarHIP 588957.065612h 04m 43s+03° 34’ 23”
StarHIP 594418.692412h 11m 32s+02° 36’ 28”
StarHIP 591347.346612h 07m 32s+04° 30’ 47”
StarHIP 596278.789212h 13m 38s+03° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 591878.370412h 08m 18s+03° 39’ 30”
StarHIP 597557.850212h 15m 13s+04° 31’ 32”
StarHIP 594516.907612h 11m 40s+04° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 595367.59112h 12m 29s+03° 24’ 14”
StarHIP 592638.421412h 09m 21s+03° 06’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 412311.812h 08m 10s+02° 52’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 411612.312h 07m 36s+02° 41’ 32”

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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