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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 1035455.933220h 58m 41s-14° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 1035898.719620h 59m 18s-14° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 1036638.936221h 00m 13s-15° 06’ 51”
StarHIP 1036978.579621h 00m 46s-15° 49’ 58”
StarHIP 1037286.475421h 01m 08s-13° 31’ 48”
StarHIP 1037718.778821h 01m 41s-13° 30’ 28”
StarHIP 1038477.704621h 02m 34s-15° 28’ 25”
StarHIP 1039078.413421h 03m 13s-14° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 1041217.917421h 05m 38s-14° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 104161021h 06m 13s-15° 43’ 21”
StarHIP 1041988.016821h 06m 37s-13° 30’ 14”
StarHIP 1042397.01121h 07m 10s-13° 55’ 22”
StarHIP 1043217.560821h 07m 58s-15° 37’ 25”
StarHIP 1043408.011421h 08m 11s-14° 19’ 19”
StarHIP 1043538.500221h 08m 26s-14° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 1044567.398821h 09m 35s-14° 07’ 00”
StarHIP 1044948.554421h 10m 03s-14° 16’ 08”
GalaxyIC 134214.021h 00m 24s-14° 29’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 6592313.421h 01m 34s-14° 32’ 11”
GalaxyPGC 6598113.221h 03m 01s-14° 15’ 35”
GalaxyPGC 6598713.321h 03m 09s-14° 31’ 27”
GalaxyPGC 6609313.821h 05m 58s-14° 49’ 56”

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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