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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 39357.931600h 50m 31s-05° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 43458.79200h 55m 41s-03° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 44748.371200h 57m 18s-06° 06’ 36”
StarHIP 40368.263400h 51m 44s-06° 06’ 00”
StarHIP 46487.589400h 59m 42s-04° 19’ 17”
StarHIP 39796.92500h 51m 10s-05° 02’ 20”
StarHIP 41568.710600h 53m 06s-05° 37’ 11”
StarHIP 46478.166600h 59m 41s-04° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 42076.444800h 53m 41s-04° 31’ 32”
StarHIP 45168.695600h 57m 53s-04° 14’ 38”
StarHIP 40688.474600h 52m 11s-06° 00’ 03”
StarHIP 39828.762800h 51m 12s-05° 11’ 00”
StarHIP 43747.365400h 56m 02s-03° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 45926.470600h 58m 45s-05° 52’ 57”
StarHIP 40408.340800h 51m 48s-04° 05’ 11”
StarHIP 46618.72400h 59m 53s-05° 11’ 02”
GalaxyPGC 306213.500h 52m 17s-03° 58’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 26813.600h 50m 09s-05° 11’ 38”
GalaxyPGC 293613.200h 50m 27s-05° 51’ 32”

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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