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 680168.309413h 55m 41s-13° 44’ 24”
StarHIP 685738.62614h 02m 20s-12° 02’ 13”
StarHIP 684007.562414h 00m 07s-13° 28’ 00”
StarHIP 683938.59214h 00m 03s-11° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 679727.88713h 55m 11s-12° 26’ 56”
StarHIP 682636.939413h 58m 26s-12° 03’ 32”
StarHIP 679997.852213h 55m 31s-12° 13’ 22”
StarHIP 687138.30214h 04m 00s-12° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 682918.861613h 58m 45s-14° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 682676.746613h 58m 29s-14° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 684818.999414h 01m 11s-11° 55’ 49”

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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