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 59301012h 09m 58s+05° 27’ 16”
StarHIP 593095.67812h 10m 03s+05° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 595107.291212h 12m 17s+05° 52’ 22”
StarHIP 590027.734212h 05m 50s+05° 21’ 26”
StarHIP 591347.346612h 07m 32s+04° 30’ 47”
StarHIP 588666.964412h 04m 18s+04° 55’ 54”
StarHIP 590808.490612h 06m 56s+05° 48’ 14”
StarHIP 590638.780212h 06m 45s+05° 17’ 57”
StarHIP 595208.210212h 12m 23s+06° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 588096.363612h 03m 44s+05° 33’ 28”
StarHIP 591707.75212h 08m 02s+06° 02’ 10”
StarHIP 594798.793812h 11m 58s+05° 20’ 28”

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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