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 97113019h 44m 10s-26° 32’ 35”
StarHIP 972947.917219h 46m 25s-24° 52’ 42”
StarHIP 968798.458819h 41m 35s-24° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 969408.304819h 42m 23s-26° 26’ 37”
StarHIP 973407.52219h 47m 00s-26° 29’ 25”
StarHIP 966358.969219h 38m 51s-25° 52’ 17”
StarHIP 976377.919419h 50m 39s-25° 18’ 19”
StarHIP 971868.584819h 45m 11s-25° 22’ 34”
StarHIP 973907.672219h 47m 39s-25° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 969386.70419h 42m 22s-24° 51’ 33”
StarHIP 969677.673419h 42m 37s-24° 22’ 45”
GalaxyESO 526-711.919h 49m 35s-26° 25’ 54”

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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