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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 20.431511
Declination: -20.362127 (J2000)
Magnitude: 15.06
Constellation: Capricornus
Solar Elongation: 4.1°

Distance of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from the Sun: 878354211 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from the Earth: 1025123940 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 31 Mar 2019 17:38 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 1002167.607820h 19m 33s-19° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 1002906.820h 20m 28s-19° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 1003947.772620h 21m 32s-21° 25’ 07”
StarHIP 1004708.425220h 22m 27s-19° 46’ 52”
StarHIP 1005638.230820h 23m 30s-20° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 1005688.615620h 23m 35s-21° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 1006088.587820h 24m 05s-21° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 1007136.729420h 25m 04s-19° 26’ 01”
StarHIP 1007408.828220h 25m 27s-21° 09’ 26”
StarHIP 1008057.504620h 26m 21s-19° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 1009508.993420h 28m 04s-20° 18’ 17”
StarHIP 1010397.071220h 29m 00s-20° 54’ 05”
StarHIP 1010988.934220h 29m 36s-21° 07’ 34”
StarHIP 1011926.911820h 30m 41s-20° 42’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 690312.920h 23m 44s-19° 19’ 28”

Additional Resources about Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1