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C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 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 C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 192798.469404h 07m 53s+69° 51’ 54”
StarHIP 186728.2303h 59m 55s+70° 27’ 00”
StarHIP 180707.46503h 51m 43s+70° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 184878.332803h 57m 07s+69° 30’ 56”
StarHIP 194587.218804h 10m 01s+68° 22’ 25”
StarHIP 194227.598404h 09m 34s+69° 32’ 31”
StarHIP 191295.72704h 06m 03s+68° 40’ 47”
StarHIP 178487.938403h 49m 09s+69° 11’ 59”
StarHIP 196078.816204h 12m 05s+68° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 191958.667604h 06m 49s+70° 27’ 38”
StarHIP 177158.229803h 47m 38s+70° 12’ 48”
StarHIP 195007.893804h 10m 41s+70° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 185748.032403h 58m 34s+68° 21’ 24”
StarHIP 188007.867404h 01m 40s+68° 50’ 44”
StarHIP 196736.211604h 12m 51s+68° 30’ 04”
StarHIP 180127.019203h 51m 00s+69° 06’ 10”
StarHIP 197707.161204h 14m 20s+69° 30’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 148513.604h 05m 04s+70° 59’ 52”
GalaxyIC 35611.404h 07m 47s+69° 48’ 47”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland)

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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