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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 300196.279806h 19m 01s+17° 19’ 30”
StarHIP 303337.2606h 22m 49s+17° 34’ 26”
StarHIP 297316.446206h 15m 41s+18° 17’ 51”
StarHIP 295456.589806h 13m 33s+18° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 297986.231606h 16m 23s+17° 10’ 53”
StarHIP 297968.659606h 16m 23s+18° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 300528.935406h 19m 27s+16° 34’ 30”
StarHIP 301468.676206h 20m 37s+18° 02’ 27”
StarHIP 295918.608206h 14m 10s+17° 06’ 01”
StarHIP 294308.22906h 11m 58s+17° 46’ 04”
StarHIP 297218.925406h 15m 36s+16° 26’ 59”
StarHIP 297757.622806h 16m 09s+19° 03’ 18”
StarHIP 299868.258606h 18m 45s+18° 25’ 41”
StarHIP 296165.861406h 14m 28s+17° 54’ 22”
StarHIP 296946.823406h 15m 22s+16° 25’ 51”
StarHIP 296657.613206h 14m 57s+16° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 302186.189606h 21m 25s+17° 45’ 48”
StarHIP 298567.921206h 17m 14s+18° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 302938.40506h 22m 19s+17° 09’ 13”
StarHIP 297078.345806h 15m 27s+17° 45’ 00”
StarHIP 302208.977406h 21m 27s+17° 17’ 42”
StarHIP 301397.447206h 20m 34s+18° 02’ 56”
StarHIP 298288.81206h 16m 52s+17° 26’ 18”
StarHIP 304008.256406h 23m 33s+17° 39’ 10”

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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