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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 112544022h 47m 43s+00° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 1128077.462222h 50m 42s-00° 34’ 40”
StarHIP 1123448.004622h 45m 20s-01° 10’ 42”
StarHIP 1125207.32722h 47m 29s-01° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 1131068.270422h 54m 18s-01° 02’ 56”
StarHIP 1123197.549222h 45m 00s-00° 43’ 54”
StarHIP 1131648.72322h 54m 57s-00° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 1123927.9222h 45m 49s-00° 55’ 58”
StarHIP 1128808.161222h 51m 33s-01° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 1130958.581822h 54m 14s+00° 24’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 739113.222h 50m 36s-01° 32’ 34”

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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