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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 273385.452405h 47m 26s+17° 43’ 44”
StarHIP 271917.50205h 45m 49s+18° 47’ 32”
StarHIP 269828.777405h 43m 30s+18° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 274058.543805h 48m 11s+17° 29’ 47”
StarHIP 274287.273805h 48m 28s+17° 26’ 00”
StarHIP 274507.22805h 48m 44s+18° 14’ 35”
StarHIP 268798.0105h 42m 24s+18° 41’ 14”
StarHIP 271296.47805h 45m 11s+18° 42’ 15”
StarHIP 275027.78705h 49m 25s+18° 37’ 05”
StarHIP 269138.084205h 42m 48s+17° 23’ 22”
StarHIP 269256.675405h 42m 53s+18° 58’ 49”
StarHIP 267866.804805h 41m 22s+17° 31’ 19”
StarHIP 268867.14305h 42m 28s+18° 59’ 15”
StarHIP 272187.601805h 46m 08s+18° 51’ 38”
StarHIP 267348.849405h 40m 48s+17° 11’ 45”
StarHIP 271838.016805h 45m 40s+18° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 275907.716205h 50m 32s+18° 01’ 34”
StarHIP 268268.146805h 41m 44s+19° 21’ 25”
StarHIP 273748.602205h 47m 52s+17° 47’ 48”

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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