116P/Wild 4 live position and data

This page shows Comet 116P/Wild 4 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 116P/Wild 4 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 170437.269203h 39m 13s+21° 50’ 36”
StarHIP 167848.853803h 35m 59s+23° 54’ 50”
StarHIP 166688.123603h 34m 30s+22° 45’ 34”
StarHIP 168248.568603h 36m 28s+23° 47’ 51”
StarHIP 168288.786803h 36m 30s+21° 46’ 48”
StarHIP 171487.130603h 40m 21s+21° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 173057.357203h 42m 15s+22° 47’ 11”
StarHIP 170006.703h 38m 40s+22° 39’ 34”
StarHIP 168596.704803h 36m 58s+23° 12’ 40”
StarHIP 174017.915203h 43m 41s+23° 38’ 57”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 116P/Wild 4

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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