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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 534725.993410h 56m 16s+22° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 532878.852610h 53m 53s+20° 31’ 59”
StarHIP 533388.613610h 54m 32s+20° 46’ 23”
StarHIP 538988.103211h 01m 41s+20° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 536528.036810h 58m 36s+21° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 536597.852210h 58m 41s+21° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 539544.397411h 02m 19s+20° 10’ 47”
StarHIP 537667.17611h 00m 02s+22° 01’ 33”
StarHIP 536538.01810h 58m 36s+21° 14’ 17”
StarHIP 536546.653810h 58m 37s+19° 37’ 19”
StarHIP 541918.308611h 05m 10s+20° 48’ 17”
StarHIP 535377.862210h 57m 09s+21° 48’ 19”
StarHIP 535508.39910h 57m 17s+21° 08’ 26”

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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