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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 187243.421604h 00m 40s+12° 29’ 25”
StarHIP 190678.1104h 05m 11s+13° 17’ 48”
StarHIP 185498.524803h 58m 06s+12° 46’ 09”
StarHIP 186346.65803h 59m 19s+13° 58’ 30”
StarHIP 190037.261404h 04m 18s+12° 30’ 26”
StarHIP 188068.235604h 01m 46s+13° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 188258.98904h 02m 03s+11° 18’ 05”
StarHIP 189378.721204h 03m 31s+12° 53’ 56”
StarHIP 187187.165804h 00m 37s+13° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 192237.703804h 07m 11s+12° 16’ 05”

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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