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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 515855.276410h 32m 11s+14° 08’ 13”
StarHIP 515907.944410h 32m 16s+12° 55’ 09”
StarHIP 516828.638810h 33m 30s+14° 53’ 50”
StarHIP 51856010h 35m 41s+12° 28’ 09”
StarHIP 519027.75410h 36m 13s+13° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 519157.974410h 36m 21s+14° 47’ 36”
StarHIP 519498.17210h 36m 45s+14° 02’ 43”
StarHIP 519687.775610h 37m 01s+12° 51’ 58”
StarHIP 520668.906810h 38m 20s+14° 16’ 03”
StarHIP 520708.231810h 38m 26s+13° 57’ 03”
StarHIP 520998.00510h 38m 43s+14° 01’ 09”
StarHIP 521078.106810h 38m 47s+12° 45’ 41”
StarHIP 521478.288410h 39m 10s+14° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 523297.467210h 41m 37s+13° 58’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 329913.710h 36m 23s+12° 42’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 330013.310h 36m 38s+14° 10’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 330613.810h 37m 10s+12° 39’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 333811.610h 42m 07s+13° 44’ 52”

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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