40P/Vaisala 1 live position and data

This page shows Comet 40P/Vaisala 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 40P/Vaisala 1 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 3568.384800h 04m 30s-06° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 1182948.183823h 59m 35s-07° 48’ 37”
StarHIP 917.52100h 01m 07s-05° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 1181328.387823h 57m 45s-07° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 1544.249800h 01m 57s-06° 00’ 50”
StarHIP 877.757200h 01m 02s-05° 50’ 05”
StarHIP 4586.806800h 05m 28s-07° 39’ 55”
StarHIP 1878.952800h 02m 24s-06° 03’ 33”
StarHIP 3738.494200h 04m 39s-08° 11’ 05”
StarHIP 1182986.450423h 59m 40s-05° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 2458.412200h 03m 03s-07° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 1180648.182223h 57m 01s-07° 21’ 15”
GalaxyPGC 32013.500h 04m 39s-08° 06’ 02”
GalaxyPGC 31213.500h 04m 33s-07° 04’ 18”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 40P/Vaisala 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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