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29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 live position and data

This page shows Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1051947.884421h 18m 33s-12° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 1052676.878621h 19m 20s-13° 02’ 52”
StarHIP 1053258.352821h 20m 01s-12° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 1053337.202621h 20m 09s-13° 30’ 08”
StarHIP 1053857.644421h 20m 46s-12° 53’ 10”
StarHIP 1056037.459221h 23m 20s-13° 30’ 48”
StarHIP 1056338.001621h 23m 41s-12° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 1056685.46621h 24m 11s-12° 52’ 41”
StarHIP 1057598.150821h 25m 12s-13° 29’ 36”
StarHIP 1057826.839221h 25m 24s-14° 16’ 38”
StarHIP 1058566.59421h 26m 25s-12° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 1059467.116221h 27m 23s-13° 35’ 15”
StarHIP 1059657.005421h 27m 38s-11° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 1059998.175821h 28m 05s-11° 55’ 42”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

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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