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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 21912004h 42m 43s+16° 30’ 50”
StarHIP 22004004h 43m 49s+15° 49’ 53”
StarHIP 219426.592804h 42m 59s+14° 48’ 52”
StarHIP 217257.773804h 39m 52s+17° 29’ 21”
StarHIP 215548.773804h 37m 41s+15° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 218738.04804h 42m 09s+15° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 222258.95604h 46m 49s+16° 18’ 05”
StarHIP 215885.758804h 38m 09s+16° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 216735.071204h 39m 09s+15° 48’ 00”
StarHIP 215437.50304h 37m 31s+15° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 214210.839604h 35m 55s+16° 30’ 35”
StarHIP 214746.593604h 36m 40s+15° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 222038.21604h 46m 30s+15° 28’ 19”
StarHIP 216834.655804h 39m 16s+15° 55’ 04”
StarHIP 216307.86804h 38m 39s+17° 24’ 29”
StarHIP 219388.096404h 42m 58s+17° 18’ 40”

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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