46P/Wirtanen live position and data

This page shows Comet 46P/Wirtanen 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 46P/Wirtanen (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 733105.726414h 58m 53s-11° 08’ 37”
StarHIP 732007.785614h 57m 36s-12° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 730448.657614h 55m 42s-12° 38’ 40”
StarHIP 730558.316414h 55m 47s-13° 12’ 21”
StarHIP 732496.608214h 58m 13s-11° 09’ 17”
StarHIP 732917.600814h 58m 42s-12° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 737948.90215h 04m 56s-12° 23’ 43”
StarHIP 732137.08314h 57m 46s-12° 26’ 15”
StarHIP 734457.925215h 00m 31s-11° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 731335.321414h 56m 46s-11° 24’ 35”
StarHIP 729345.694814h 54m 22s-11° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 736387.679215h 03m 08s-12° 51’ 27”
StarHIP 735088.900215h 01m 27s-12° 40’ 22”
StarHIP 737608.387815h 04m 40s-11° 39’ 53”
GalaxyPGC 5359214.015h 00m 20s-13° 26’ 18”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 46P/Wirtanen

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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