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 1093325.804222h 08m 58s-18° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 1092448.615822h 07m 52s-17° 55’ 51”
StarHIP 1099608.665622h 16m 16s-17° 12’ 18”
StarHIP 1092978.919422h 08m 31s-16° 36’ 42”
StarHIP 1093448.396622h 09m 06s-18° 29’ 05”
StarHIP 1094448.918622h 10m 21s-15° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 1092717.790222h 08m 15s-17° 50’ 08”
StarHIP 1092907.2322h 08m 26s-16° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 1096348.746622h 12m 33s-18° 01’ 37”
StarHIP 1100048.129222h 16m 50s-16° 23’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 721812.622h 10m 11s-16° 39’ 34”

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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