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 67285013h 47m 23s-06° 08’ 07”
StarHIP 670046.497413h 43m 54s-05° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 672896.971413h 47m 25s-06° 42’ 19”
StarHIP 667648.977213h 41m 03s-06° 21’ 16”
StarHIP 669728.004213h 43m 35s-07° 25’ 37”
StarHIP 668318.011813h 41m 48s-07° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 670837.101413h 44m 57s-06° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 674338.859613h 49m 13s-07° 18’ 47”
StarHIP 670728.820413h 44m 46s-06° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 673556.487413h 48m 18s-06° 50’ 14”
StarHIP 668538.682213h 42m 02s-06° 58’ 08”
StarHIP 675598.355213h 50m 37s-07° 10’ 11”
StarHIP 670826.9613h 44m 56s-07° 38’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 530613.013h 49m 11s-07° 13’ 27”
GalaxyPGC 4839413.513h 40m 42s-07° 45’ 02”
GalaxyPGC 4878613.213h 45m 37s-05° 59’ 07”

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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