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 558208.622211h 26m 25s+10° 25’ 22”
StarHIP 556423.92911h 23m 55s+10° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 554218.786211h 20m 57s+11° 13’ 09”
StarHIP 552638.058411h 19m 06s+09° 45’ 03”
StarHIP 553068.852411h 19m 35s+09° 55’ 56”
StarHIP 552096.657411h 18m 21s+11° 59’ 04”
StarHIP 552467.613411h 18m 51s+10° 35’ 47”
StarHIP 553518.484411h 20m 04s+12° 03’ 26”
StarHIP 557165.658411h 24m 58s+11° 25’ 49”
StarHIP 554886.674211h 21m 50s+09° 10’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 366612.411h 24m 25s+11° 20’ 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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