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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 538244.977611h 00m 44s+06° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 537258.162210h 59m 31s+07° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 535138.959210h 56m 50s+05° 37’ 53”
StarHIP 534857.758610h 56m 30s+05° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 538568.082411h 01m 03s+05° 20’ 00”
StarHIP 543138.12811h 06m 40s+05° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 534495.845410h 56m 01s+06° 11’ 07”
StarHIP 538458.810411h 00m 54s+05° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 541087.695411h 04m 19s+05° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 541098.188611h 04m 19s+05° 47’ 44”
StarHIP 536978.34110h 59m 10s+06° 55’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 350913.811h 04m 23s+04° 49’ 50”

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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