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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 246347.315805h 17m 05s+16° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 248728.228805h 19m 58s+16° 43’ 50”
StarHIP 242698.230805h 12m 29s+17° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 246098.073405h 16m 42s+17° 01’ 12”
StarHIP 240104.788805h 09m 41s+15° 35’ 50”
StarHIP 241975.020605h 11m 41s+16° 02’ 44”
StarHIP 241037.882805h 10m 39s+17° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 244468.941605h 14m 39s+15° 12’ 29”
StarHIP 248508.329605h 19m 38s+15° 47’ 09”
StarHIP 241048.109205h 10m 39s+15° 16’ 46”
StarHIP 241218.452605h 10m 50s+16° 25’ 44”
StarHIP 244757.447605h 15m 09s+15° 03’ 45”

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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