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 53020010h 50m 52s+06° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 526606.258810h 46m 05s+06° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 525988.14210h 45m 18s+06° 57’ 38”
StarHIP 526048.76110h 45m 25s+07° 59’ 28”
StarHIP 532018.702410h 52m 50s+07° 13’ 03”
StarHIP 527637.117610h 47m 19s+06° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 526167.432210h 45m 33s+07° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 530218.213810h 50m 53s+05° 35’ 08”
StarHIP 530718.501810h 51m 28s+07° 56’ 06”
StarHIP 528718.187810h 48m 44s+08° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 530198.92910h 50m 51s+06° 51’ 44”
StarHIP 531358.037210h 52m 10s+07° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 529178.58410h 49m 22s+06° 44’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 336213.510h 44m 51s+06° 35’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 342311.610h 51m 13s+05° 50’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 335613.710h 44m 12s+06° 45’ 32”

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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