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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 21334004h 34m 43s+15° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 210826.146404h 31m 07s+15° 06’ 18”
StarHIP 215548.773804h 37m 41s+15° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 210294.752204h 30m 33s+16° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 211375.973404h 31m 51s+15° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 210536.463604h 30m 46s+16° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 212808.427204h 33m 58s+15° 09’ 49”
StarHIP 211127.72204h 31m 29s+13° 54’ 12”
StarHIP 208774.84704h 28m 26s+16° 21’ 34”
StarHIP 209788.996404h 29m 57s+16° 40’ 22”
StarHIP 212576.562204h 33m 38s+16° 19’ 24”
StarHIP 208943.390404h 28m 39s+15° 52’ 15”
StarHIP 215437.50304h 37m 31s+15° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 208987.954204h 28m 47s+14° 49’ 10”
StarHIP 209166.53204h 28m 59s+16° 09’ 32”
StarHIP 214210.839604h 35m 55s+16° 30’ 35”
StarHIP 208853.75204h 28m 34s+15° 57’ 43”
StarHIP 209955.608804h 30m 08s+15° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 212734.631404h 33m 50s+14° 50’ 40”
StarHIP 214746.593604h 36m 40s+15° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 208735.87704h 28m 23s+14° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 208157.350204h 27m 35s+15° 35’ 21”
StarHIP 213177.855804h 34m 35s+15° 30’ 16”
StarHIP 210908.13104h 31m 10s+14° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 210395.437804h 30m 38s+15° 41’ 30”

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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