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 63738.915401h 21m 53s+16° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 68038.451401h 27m 32s+16° 47’ 16”
StarHIP 69816.011201h 29m 52s+18° 21’ 20”
StarHIP 66138.389201h 24m 53s+18° 30’ 01”
StarHIP 64378.970201h 22m 41s+17° 04’ 34”
StarHIP 70817.543401h 31m 13s+17° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 64648.180201h 23m 08s+16° 18’ 06”
StarHIP 65276.552601h 23m 50s+17° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 71436.693801h 32m 03s+16° 56’ 51”
StarHIP 64136.911401h 22m 22s+16° 49’ 32”
StarHIP 68696.559201h 28m 24s+17° 04’ 45”
StarHIP 66496.817201h 25m 19s+16° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 64397.121801h 22m 43s+17° 11’ 49”
StarHIP 67108.238401h 26m 17s+17° 07’ 35”
StarHIP 69698.06601h 29m 42s+17° 05’ 56”
StarHIP 67228.452601h 26m 31s+18° 12’ 11”

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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