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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 15904003h 24m 50s+12° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 16296003h 30m 05s+11° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 160956.295403h 27m 18s+12° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 164786.782803h 32m 11s+11° 32’ 33”
StarHIP 159227.281203h 25m 04s+10° 58’ 35”
StarHIP 161936.648403h 28m 36s+11° 23’ 26”
StarHIP 163225.125403h 30m 24s+11° 20’ 11”
StarHIP 156338.374803h 21m 18s+10° 37’ 47”
StarHIP 163256.836803h 30m 26s+10° 27’ 31”
StarHIP 160088.456603h 26m 08s+12° 28’ 54”
StarHIP 159187.872203h 24m 59s+10° 00’ 36”
StarHIP 158505.926203h 24m 10s+12° 37’ 46”
StarHIP 159287.397803h 25m 10s+12° 29’ 07”
StarHIP 158578.921203h 24m 15s+11° 51’ 39”

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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