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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1392000h 17m 24s+08° 52’ 34”
StarHIP 10737.692400h 13m 19s+08° 55’ 47”
StarHIP 16455.250200h 20m 35s+08° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 8078.709400h 09m 57s+08° 34’ 37”
StarHIP 11965.990600h 14m 58s+08° 49’ 15”
StarHIP 14357.50600h 17m 52s+07° 51’ 57”
StarHIP 9547.376400h 11m 47s+09° 08’ 24”
StarHIP 9097.561600h 11m 15s+07° 56’ 53”
StarHIP 7958.49600h 09m 51s+08° 27’ 11”
StarHIP 11977.500800h 14m 59s+08° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 12867.568800h 16m 05s+08° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 15548.275200h 19m 22s+09° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 11037.357200h 13m 45s+08° 11’ 36”
StarHIP 13196.027400h 16m 34s+08° 14’ 24”

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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