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 1178208.451423h 53m 41s-01° 39’ 38”
StarHIP 1176147.737623h 51m 09s-02° 31’ 13”
StarHIP 1181568.89623h 58m 02s-01° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 1178817.427223h 54m 38s-01° 56’ 46”
StarHIP 1173958.471223h 48m 12s-00° 46’ 29”
StarHIP 1180288.914623h 56m 27s-00° 55’ 56”
StarHIP 1173546.978823h 47m 41s-00° 45’ 43”
StarHIP 1178758.364823h 54m 34s-02° 58’ 46”
GalaxyIC 151613.923h 56m 07s-00° 55’ 03”

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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