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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 181458.819203h 52m 47s+13° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 181587.806803h 52m 55s+14° 22’ 57”
StarHIP 182208.231803h 53m 45s+13° 30’ 18”
StarHIP 182288.429803h 53m 48s+15° 11’ 04”
StarHIP 182747.46603h 54m 33s+13° 46’ 15”
StarHIP 184748.704603h 56m 53s+15° 32’ 13”
StarHIP 185768.344203h 58m 35s+15° 05’ 10”
StarHIP 186346.65803h 59m 19s+13° 58’ 30”
StarHIP 186928.226404h 00m 16s+14° 18’ 21”
StarHIP 187187.165804h 00m 37s+13° 53’ 32”

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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