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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 685388.237814h 01m 51s-17° 53’ 36”
StarHIP 688308.117614h 05m 38s-18° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 689187.52114h 06m 33s-17° 27’ 22”
StarHIP 688338.706614h 05m 38s-18° 04’ 50”
StarHIP 683146.941813h 59m 03s-18° 37’ 22”
StarHIP 686436.184814h 03m 04s-17° 22’ 01”

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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