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 4666000h 59m 56s+15° 44’ 13”
StarHIP 43037.95500h 55m 08s+16° 54’ 36”
StarHIP 43878.627600h 56m 13s+15° 39’ 22”
StarHIP 44008.705200h 56m 26s+15° 00’ 37”
StarHIP 49468.781801h 03m 27s+17° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 49128.491201h 03m 01s+16° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 46967.145801h 00m 21s+17° 13’ 35”
StarHIP 50757.035401h 04m 55s+16° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 44728.784400h 57m 18s+16° 20’ 53”
StarHIP 45737.741200h 58m 31s+16° 18’ 49”

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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