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 10833002h 19m 25s+24° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 106678.433402h 17m 15s+23° 52’ 24”
StarHIP 105638.181602h 15m 57s+22° 29’ 38”
StarHIP 105038.692802h 15m 23s+22° 38’ 22”
StarHIP 105768.268602h 16m 07s+25° 03’ 23”
StarHIP 102018.310802h 11m 09s+23° 13’ 00”
StarHIP 101817.276202h 10m 54s+23° 47’ 56”
StarHIP 105355.53102h 15m 42s+25° 02’ 35”
StarHIP 102965.838402h 12m 37s+24° 10’ 04”
StarHIP 105056.737802h 15m 24s+24° 16’ 18”
StarHIP 106576.43402h 17m 10s+23° 46’ 04”
StarHIP 102727.751602h 12m 15s+23° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 104687.87702h 14m 57s+22° 37’ 44”
StarHIP 106078.667602h 16m 34s+24° 36’ 21”
StarHIP 109647.397802h 21m 14s+23° 25’ 35”
StarHIP 107956.409802h 18m 57s+23° 10’ 04”

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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