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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 491087.512610h 01m 20s+15° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 491688.482810h 02m 03s+15° 21’ 38”
StarHIP 490618.002810h 00m 41s+17° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 494228.982610h 05m 17s+16° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 490487.618210h 00m 31s+15° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 488237.15109h 57m 33s+16° 27’ 32”
StarHIP 490118.848209h 59m 55s+16° 10’ 08”
StarHIP 487008.375409h 55m 55s+17° 32’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 305313.709h 55m 33s+16° 25’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 306013.809h 56m 19s+16° 49’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 309413.410h 01m 25s+15° 46’ 17”

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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