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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 490618.002810h 00m 41s+17° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 492978.171410h 03m 44s+18° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 493077.835410h 03m 53s+18° 57’ 04”
StarHIP 49324010h 04m 06s+18° 47’ 47”
StarHIP 494228.982610h 05m 17s+16° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 495228.002210h 06m 40s+17° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 495833.515410h 07m 19s+16° 45’ 45”
StarHIP 496357.884610h 07m 50s+18° 30’ 48”
StarHIP 496568.728410h 08m 14s+18° 45’ 54”
StarHIP 497296.81510h 09m 08s+18° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 498137.91910h 10m 07s+18° 11’ 15”
StarHIP 499288.544610h 11m 37s+18° 19’ 02”
StarHIP 499398.724610h 11m 47s+17° 16’ 31”
StarHIP 499887.853810h 12m 19s+17° 17’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 313113.910h 08m 36s+18° 13’ 50”

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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