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 225237.445204h 50m 48s+31° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 226336.6304h 52m 10s+31° 09’ 51”
StarHIP 226627.521404h 52m 27s+31° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 228987.088804h 55m 30s+32° 47’ 02”
StarHIP 224075.807804h 49m 19s+32° 35’ 17”
StarHIP 227898.96204h 54m 10s+32° 12’ 39”
StarHIP 223935.460604h 49m 12s+31° 26’ 15”
StarHIP 228947.398804h 55m 28s+32° 09’ 17”
StarHIP 232058.092804h 59m 36s+31° 35’ 06”
StarHIP 231368.587404h 58m 42s+32° 24’ 13”
StarHIP 230152.532404h 56m 59s+33° 09’ 58”

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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