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 167917.279603h 36m 04s+27° 35’ 35”
StarHIP 163827.820803h 31m 01s+27° 06’ 48”
StarHIP 170398.781403h 39m 10s+27° 57’ 23”
StarHIP 162178.368803h 28m 56s+26° 18’ 31”
StarHIP 164116.594603h 31m 20s+27° 34’ 18”
StarHIP 163787.817603h 31m 00s+27° 43’ 27”
StarHIP 171348.257603h 40m 09s+26° 57’ 37”
StarHIP 168797.231403h 37m 10s+25° 59’ 30”
StarHIP 165138.405403h 32m 37s+28° 21’ 57”
StarHIP 163867.43103h 31m 03s+27° 43’ 53”
StarHIP 167048.355203h 34m 57s+26° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 164106.950203h 31m 19s+27° 34’ 18”
StarHIP 170908.891403h 39m 39s+27° 45’ 33”
StarHIP 171408.177803h 40m 13s+26° 53’ 14”
StarHIP 167408.647203h 35m 20s+26° 51’ 00”

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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