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 42948.08700h 55m 00s+12° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 40008.827200h 51m 22s+14° 14’ 42”
StarHIP 34578.190800h 44m 13s+13° 18’ 26”
StarHIP 38236.782400h 49m 04s+14° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 36428.482800h 46m 38s+14° 00’ 11”
StarHIP 40897.375600h 52m 28s+13° 38’ 55”
StarHIP 36257.355600h 46m 29s+13° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 39838.554400h 51m 13s+14° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 38088.014800h 48m 56s+12° 52’ 46”
StarHIP 37128.806600h 47m 41s+12° 52’ 45”
StarHIP 40256.663400h 51m 34s+12° 47’ 05”

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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