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 1108837.785822h 27m 51s-05° 54’ 21”
StarHIP 1108918.136822h 27m 59s-05° 56’ 19”
StarHIP 1111027.967222h 30m 27s-04° 49’ 00”
StarHIP 1111706.110222h 31m 18s-06° 33’ 17”
StarHIP 1112746.886822h 32m 33s-06° 28’ 02”
StarHIP 1112818.120622h 32m 36s-05° 10’ 23”
StarHIP 1113158.656422h 33m 04s-07° 10’ 26”
StarHIP 1113738.974422h 33m 47s-04° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 1113817.836622h 33m 54s-04° 53’ 06”
StarHIP 1115318.943222h 35m 45s-06° 45’ 08”
StarHIP 1115578.319622h 36m 02s-07° 04’ 33”
StarHIP 1115818.24522h 36m 17s-05° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 1116687.466822h 37m 17s-06° 04’ 02”
GalaxyIC 144712.022h 29m 59s-05° 07’ 15”
GalaxyPGC 6940413.522h 38m 54s-05° 51’ 21”

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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