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 19834004h 15m 10s+14° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 197818.377804h 14m 25s+14° 37’ 30”
StarHIP 202053.55304h 19m 47s+15° 37’ 39”
StarHIP 202615.24504h 20m 36s+15° 05’ 43”
StarHIP 200198.253404h 17m 38s+16° 56’ 52”
StarHIP 198776.272604h 15m 46s+15° 24’ 02”
StarHIP 203576.560804h 21m 34s+14° 24’ 35”
StarHIP 201977.429404h 19m 44s+14° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 202156.810204h 19m 54s+16° 31’ 21”
StarHIP 204407.063804h 22m 44s+15° 03’ 22”
StarHIP 203898.805804h 21m 58s+15° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 199606.45604h 16m 48s+16° 12’ 52”
StarHIP 200118.282804h 17m 27s+16° 35’ 26”
StarHIP 201828.77204h 19m 34s+14° 41’ 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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