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 12781002h 44m 14s+25° 31’ 27”
StarHIP 13398002h 52m 25s+26° 58’ 31”
StarHIP 132247.476202h 50m 13s+25° 20’ 01”
StarHIP 133828.956602h 52m 12s+25° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 131207.372202h 48m 45s+25° 04’ 36”
StarHIP 131215.897202h 48m 45s+25° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 127446.383802h 43m 51s+25° 38’ 17”
StarHIP 130817.477202h 48m 08s+27° 04’ 08”
StarHIP 133567.89102h 51m 50s+27° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 132093.619802h 49m 58s+27° 15’ 38”
StarHIP 136727.946802h 56m 04s+26° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 131097.83702h 48m 33s+25° 17’ 46”
StarHIP 129267.787202h 46m 15s+25° 39’ 00”
StarHIP 130107.734202h 47m 12s+26° 44’ 18”

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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