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 627598.931412h 51m 39s+00° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 630528.84412h 55m 09s+01° 29’ 06”
StarHIP 628498.633812h 52m 52s+02° 07’ 01”
StarHIP 627368.626612h 51m 18s+01° 05’ 07”
StarHIP 626338.201612h 50m 02s+00° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 630936.680212h 55m 38s+00° 03’ 19”
StarHIP 627767.789212h 51m 51s+00° 05’ 06”
StarHIP 625958.049812h 49m 33s+01° 28’ 29”
StarHIP 630377.94512h 55m 02s+02° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 632356.873612h 57m 26s+01° 25’ 40”
StarHIP 628357.77112h 52m 34s+01° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 626078.049612h 49m 44s+01° 11’ 22”
StarHIP 633428.240412h 58m 48s+00° 22’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 477113.012h 53m 21s+01° 16’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 477211.612h 53m 28s+02° 10’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 484512.112h 58m 01s+01° 34’ 29”
GalaxyUGC 804113.112h 55m 12s+00° 07’ 02”

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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