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 27825005h 53m 16s+30° 32’ 56”
StarHIP 277838.91205h 52m 46s+29° 46’ 04”
StarHIP 277868.901805h 52m 47s+29° 46’ 13”
StarHIP 273366.969205h 47m 24s+29° 39’ 28”
StarHIP 274478.364805h 48m 41s+28° 19’ 28”
StarHIP 282448.644205h 58m 07s+28° 11’ 12”
StarHIP 273127.854605h 47m 09s+29° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 282588.651805h 58m 14s+29° 24’ 42”
StarHIP 283097.099405h 58m 55s+29° 59’ 01”
StarHIP 277987.821205h 52m 56s+29° 06’ 43”
StarHIP 281176.339605h 56m 33s+28° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 274598.057205h 48m 53s+29° 08’ 10”
StarHIP 274927.835405h 49m 17s+29° 43’ 36”
StarHIP 282707.888605h 58m 24s+29° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 277267.798805h 52m 15s+29° 31’ 04”
StarHIP 276295.484805h 50m 58s+27° 58’ 04”
StarHIP 276868.15505h 51m 40s+27° 50’ 30”
StarHIP 284118.775606h 00m 02s+28° 44’ 49”
StarHIP 276768.146405h 51m 32s+28° 05’ 31”
StarHIP 274888.45105h 49m 13s+30° 05’ 56”

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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