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 83428.652801h 47m 36s+13° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 78498.653201h 40m 54s+11° 17’ 13”
StarHIP 82758.84401h 46m 38s+12° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 83067.045401h 47m 09s+10° 50’ 39”
StarHIP 85698.516801h 50m 30s+12° 00’ 58”
StarHIP 83278.580401h 47m 21s+10° 57’ 13”
StarHIP 80108.374201h 42m 49s+11° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 83358.39101h 47m 29s+12° 58’ 31”
StarHIP 80998.686401h 44m 00s+11° 43’ 01”
StarHIP 80418.527401h 43m 14s+12° 57’ 17”
StarHIP 80268.658601h 43m 02s+12° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 79358.851801h 42m 00s+11° 57’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 65813.101h 42m 09s+12° 36’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 66513.201h 44m 55s+10° 25’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 67313.201h 48m 22s+11° 31’ 23”
GalaxyUGC 120013.901h 42m 48s+13° 09’ 23”

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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