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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 22485004h 50m 13s+17° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 230948.431804h 58m 11s+15° 47’ 54”
StarHIP 225688.239204h 51m 26s+15° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 224415.933404h 49m 44s+15° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 227827.187404h 54m 03s+17° 01’ 36”
StarHIP 224227.669404h 49m 32s+15° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 225247.217404h 50m 48s+16° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 223477.50904h 48m 41s+16° 38’ 04”
StarHIP 223768.266804h 49m 02s+15° 51’ 47”
StarHIP 230435.36104h 57m 22s+17° 09’ 13”
StarHIP 228467.110404h 54m 54s+16° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 224967.050204h 50m 23s+17° 12’ 09”
StarHIP 227737.57104h 53m 55s+15° 55’ 55”
StarHIP 229907.182604h 56m 47s+16° 44’ 03”
StarHIP 225667.85204h 51m 23s+15° 26’ 00”

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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