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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 608136.175412h 27m 51s-04° 36’ 55”
StarHIP 601677.042412h 20m 16s-04° 30’ 36”
StarHIP 602987.191612h 21m 51s-04° 23’ 10”
StarHIP 607277.510812h 26m 47s-05° 35’ 31”
StarHIP 600068.595412h 18m 24s-05° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 604186.34812h 23m 15s-04° 58’ 27”
StarHIP 606458.144612h 25m 49s-04° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 603898.47612h 22m 56s-05° 46’ 48”
StarHIP 601058.833412h 19m 37s-05° 51’ 03”
StarHIP 605748.053212h 24m 59s-04° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 603998.80512h 23m 01s-05° 35’ 11”
StarHIP 604367.138212h 23m 27s-06° 07’ 08”
StarHIP 606807.643612h 26m 08s-04° 28’ 50”
GalaxyIC 78413.812h 22m 30s-04° 39’ 11”

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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