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):

StarHIP 115964023h 29m 40s+03° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 1164338.649223h 35m 36s+04° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 1162407.533623h 33m 11s+04° 20’ 32”
StarHIP 1166007.2523h 37m 49s+03° 22’ 13”
StarHIP 1162237.865423h 32m 54s+03° 22’ 54”
StarHIP 1164108.347823h 35m 23s+02° 13’ 28”
StarHIP 1163448.693623h 34m 28s+03° 16’ 40”
StarHIP 1164797.851623h 36m 05s+03° 09’ 04”
StarHIP 1161388.994823h 31m 53s+03° 25’ 49”
StarHIP 1164638.583223h 35m 54s+02° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 1161798.58723h 32m 24s+04° 02’ 51”
StarHIP 1160697.121823h 31m 06s+02° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 1161858.8323h 32m 28s+03° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 1162577.143423h 33m 23s+04° 38’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 767913.523h 28m 46s+03° 30’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 768513.923h 30m 33s+03° 54’ 03”

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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