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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 298468.654606h 17m 05s+29° 32’ 31”
StarHIP 302737.025406h 22m 03s+29° 57’ 51”
StarHIP 301886.97806h 21m 04s+29° 22’ 18”
StarHIP 303548.337406h 23m 05s+27° 43’ 52”
StarHIP 303317.524806h 22m 47s+27° 59’ 12”
StarHIP 305618.744206h 25m 27s+29° 34’ 16”
StarHIP 301378.659806h 20m 32s+28° 41’ 17”
StarHIP 299756.8806h 18m 37s+29° 46’ 53”
StarHIP 303487.629206h 23m 00s+28° 37’ 17”
StarHIP 301157.97806h 20m 14s+30° 22’ 09”
StarHIP 302006.40106h 21m 11s+29° 32’ 27”
StarHIP 297906.91906h 16m 20s+30° 06’ 09”
StarHIP 300917.366806h 19m 58s+28° 25’ 36”
StarHIP 305258.108206h 24m 59s+28° 01’ 55”
StarHIP 296964.225806h 15m 22s+29° 29’ 55”
StarHIP 303888.372806h 23m 23s+28° 45’ 21”
StarHIP 305186.712606h 24m 52s+29° 42’ 25”
StarHIP 297497.83706h 15m 54s+27° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 297937.392606h 16m 22s+28° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 299027.733606h 17m 45s+29° 13’ 10”
StarHIP 299277.736406h 17m 59s+28° 00’ 24”
StarHIP 300368.751406h 19m 14s+29° 55’ 32”

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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