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 64965013h 18m 57s-03° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 65083013h 20m 24s-01° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 649688.521413h 18m 58s-01° 16’ 09”
StarHIP 646748.73513h 15m 21s-01° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 644607.054813h 12m 45s-01° 45’ 30”
StarHIP 644987.507413h 13m 13s-02° 33’ 20”
StarHIP 648386.329613h 17m 29s-00° 40’ 33”
StarHIP 644577.477413h 12m 43s-02° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 645696.906413h 14m 04s-02° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 647218.716213h 15m 57s-03° 06’ 45”
StarHIP 647696.658813h 16m 25s-01° 23’ 25”
GalaxyUGC 836014.013h 18m 10s-01° 14’ 43”

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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