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):

StarHIP 120002005h 59m 25s+17° 48’ 59”
StarHIP 287088.012806h 03m 48s+18° 15’ 53”
StarHIP 286477.818406h 02m 57s+17° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 284978.086606h 00m 55s+17° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 288027.803406h 04m 50s+16° 39’ 35”
StarHIP 287108.383206h 03m 49s+16° 43’ 55”
StarHIP 282897.364605h 58m 40s+16° 35’ 51”
StarHIP 289807.98506h 06m 56s+16° 10’ 37”
StarHIP 281678.914805h 57m 07s+17° 00’ 38”
StarHIP 290017.31106h 07m 09s+16° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 285097.658206h 01m 05s+16° 59’ 29”
StarHIP 289786.460606h 06m 55s+16° 22’ 00”
StarHIP 284476.363406h 00m 24s+16° 17’ 56”
StarHIP 286927.96106h 03m 28s+18° 10’ 59”
StarHIP 288158.880606h 04m 58s+18° 18’ 39”
StarHIP 285567.222606h 01m 39s+16° 56’ 02”
StarHIP 283487.894605h 59m 24s+17° 48’ 53”

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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