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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 647508.012413h 16m 13s-12° 37’ 16”
StarHIP 650237.259413h 19m 44s-11° 40’ 22”
StarHIP 650147.763213h 19m 37s-12° 29’ 00”
StarHIP 652837.796613h 22m 45s-13° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 650746.619413h 20m 20s-11° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 646386.953213h 14m 55s-11° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 649537.575613h 18m 50s-12° 00’ 55”
StarHIP 648198.093613h 17m 12s-12° 31’ 32”
StarHIP 651228.372213h 20m 45s-11° 27’ 01”
StarHIP 652396.750813h 22m 08s-12° 34’ 46”
StarHIP 645117.523613h 13m 21s-13° 28’ 15”
StarHIP 649717.30813h 18m 58s-12° 38’ 53”
StarHIP 648087.65513h 16m 58s-13° 09’ 31”
StarHIP 649528.853613h 18m 49s-13° 11’ 44”
StarHIP 648286.591413h 17m 22s-11° 29’ 00”
StarHIP 651917.608413h 21m 35s-11° 44’ 49”
StarHIP 647187.151813h 15m 53s-12° 21’ 00”
StarHIP 644048.536813h 12m 01s-12° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 646437.936213h 15m 00s-11° 20’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 511112.713h 22m 51s-12° 57’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 507712.413h 19m 31s-12° 39’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 502813.713h 13m 45s-13° 02’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 507614.013h 19m 30s-12° 44’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 508813.413h 20m 20s-12° 34’ 19”
GalaxyPGC 4582413.513h 11m 58s-12° 03’ 50”
GalaxyNGC 510512.813h 21m 49s-13° 12’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 507913.813h 19m 38s-12° 41’ 58”

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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