56P/Slaughter-Burnham live position and data

This page shows Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham 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 56P/Slaughter-Burnham (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 622067.483612h 44m 59s-08° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 623717.631412h 46m 59s-07° 47’ 58”
StarHIP 626366.94912h 50m 05s-07° 37’ 56”
StarHIP 623837.491212h 47m 06s-09° 12’ 51”
StarHIP 628448.563612h 52m 45s-08° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 623047.98512h 46m 00s-09° 18’ 46”
StarHIP 622558.836412h 45m 28s-08° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 625517.43712h 49m 00s-09° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 624588.641612h 48m 00s-09° 10’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 468213.112h 47m 15s-10° 03’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 4375414.012h 53m 04s-09° 12’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 476113.612h 53m 05s-09° 12’ 15”
GalaxyIC 382613.612h 50m 39s-09° 01’ 53”
GalaxyUGCA 29513.312h 44m 59s-09° 08’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 469910.412h 49m 02s-08° 39’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 473913.412h 51m 37s-08° 24’ 37”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

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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