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52P/Harrington-Abell live position and data

This page shows Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell 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 52P/Harrington-Abell (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1082747.690821h 56m 07s-14° 02’ 07”
StarHIP 1085298.60321h 59m 10s-14° 30’ 34”
StarHIP 1080648.336221h 53m 41s-16° 45’ 00”
StarHIP 1087326.914622h 01m 32s-15° 36’ 43”
StarHIP 1080448.131621h 53m 21s-14° 11’ 22”
StarHIP 1084147.38221h 57m 47s-15° 07’ 23”
StarHIP 1080688.978621h 53m 42s-15° 05’ 56”
StarHIP 1084528.559621h 58m 11s-15° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 1081766.9421h 55m 00s-15° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 1085228.913221h 59m 07s-15° 08’ 36”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell

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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