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 170496.579203h 39m 17s+13° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 169918.878403h 38m 32s+13° 36’ 22”
StarHIP 176176.90103h 46m 26s+13° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 172358.05103h 41m 28s+12° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 177148.828203h 47m 38s+14° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 174268.580203h 44m 00s+14° 37’ 13”
StarHIP 168418.384403h 36m 44s+13° 17’ 30”
StarHIP 173008.092803h 42m 12s+14° 47’ 34”

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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