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53P/Van Biesbroeck live position and data

This page shows Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck 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 53P/Van Biesbroeck (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 322027.786206h 43m 18s+18° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 328248.297406h 50m 33s+19° 17’ 52”
StarHIP 321046.242206h 42m 24s+17° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 327837.842406h 50m 06s+17° 35’ 23”
StarHIP 324658.655606h 46m 32s+17° 22’ 01”
StarHIP 324517.070806h 46m 21s+18° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 325327.30206h 47m 19s+18° 19’ 22”
StarHIP 322387.370206h 43m 47s+18° 39’ 21”
StarHIP 323028.650806h 44m 38s+19° 59’ 15”
StarHIP 323248.122206h 44m 52s+19° 31’ 39”
StarHIP 320058.910406h 41m 13s+18° 34’ 34”
StarHIP 325396.347406h 47m 23s+18° 11’ 36”
StarHIP 320238.498806h 41m 22s+18° 55’ 59”
StarHIP 327978.009406h 50m 14s+18° 47’ 52”
StarHIP 327557.610806h 49m 49s+17° 59’ 21”
StarHIP 327278.171806h 49m 37s+19° 10’ 03”
StarHIP 321827.916806h 43m 08s+17° 57’ 47”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

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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