46P/Wirtanen live position and data.
Right Ascension: 15.978415
Declination: -12.531627 (J2000)
Magnitude: 27.80 (Estimated: JPL) Constellation: Libra
Sun Distance: 608515169 km [ km/s] Earth Distance: 505861414 km [ km/s]
Perihelion: 21 May 2024 12:15 UTC 
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).
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):
|Star||HIP 78736||7.4002||16h 04m 25s||-11° 51’ 26”|
|Star||HIP 78228||6.949||15h 58m 26s||-13° 26’ 33”|
|Star||HIP 78271||8.2654||15h 58m 56s||-13° 10’ 10”|
|Star||HIP 78096||7.6074||15h 56m 45s||-13° 34’ 32”|
|Star||HIP 78453||8.636||16h 00m 58s||-12° 20’ 13”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services: