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):

StarHIP 255555.506405h 27m 45s+15° 52’ 26”
StarHIP 259597.948205h 32m 18s+17° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 254027.548205h 26m 02s+15° 40’ 18”
StarHIP 252784.955605h 24m 25s+17° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 251958.093805h 23m 26s+16° 58’ 54”
StarHIP 252166.09305h 23m 37s+16° 41’ 57”
StarHIP 256577.609205h 28m 50s+16° 25’ 36”
StarHIP 260278.16105h 33m 09s+15° 56’ 38”
StarHIP 252878.506605h 24m 34s+15° 58’ 31”
StarHIP 254995.409805h 27m 10s+17° 57’ 44”
StarHIP 252207.810605h 23m 38s+17° 19’ 26”
StarHIP 261578.940605h 34m 35s+17° 08’ 25”
StarHIP 258888.559805h 31m 36s+17° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 255896.810405h 28m 09s+16° 26’ 20”
StarHIP 253728.24505h 25m 39s+16° 38’ 09”
StarHIP 255835.602605h 28m 01s+17° 14’ 21”
StarHIP 257905.930205h 30m 26s+15° 21’ 37”
StarHIP 258608.556805h 31m 13s+15° 46’ 27”
StarHIP 254106.23805h 26m 05s+16° 42’ 00”
StarHIP 260438.39505h 33m 19s+17° 28’ 33”
StarHIP 259505.491805h 32m 14s+17° 03’ 29”

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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