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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 1412000h 17m 40s-08° 40’ 56”
StarHIP 14996.401400h 18m 41s-08° 03’ 09”
StarHIP 15736.98100h 19m 36s-07° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 11584.999800h 14m 27s-07° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 12528.849200h 15m 42s-07° 18’ 23”
StarHIP 16268.85300h 20m 19s-08° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 18127.357200h 23m 00s-06° 27’ 46”
StarHIP 13508.867600h 16m 53s-07° 11’ 31”
StarHIP 15623.430800h 19m 25s-08° 49’ 25”
StarHIP 11347.279200h 14m 10s-07° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 13038.67900h 16m 21s-07° 01’ 48”
StarHIP 10537.457800h 13m 08s-07° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 14228.147800h 17m 47s-06° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 18158.618200h 23m 00s-06° 22’ 12”
GalaxyPGC 102213.500h 15m 16s-06° 20’ 40”
GalaxyPGC 112613.500h 17m 05s-06° 22’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 6414.000h 17m 30s-06° 49’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 4713.800h 14m 30s-07° 10’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 5012.400h 14m 44s-07° 20’ 44”

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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