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 456107.510609h 17m 49s+57° 28’ 50”
StarHIP 454658.672609h 15m 54s+56° 03’ 52”
StarHIP 456308.50709h 18m 04s+58° 03’ 11”
StarHIP 444928.830409h 03m 53s+57° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 452136.910609h 12m 50s+56° 56’ 30”
StarHIP 447788.629409h 07m 33s+56° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 451867.470409h 12m 27s+58° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 457188.777609h 19m 12s+58° 24’ 11”
StarHIP 454555.119809h 15m 49s+56° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 456287.478809h 18m 01s+57° 54’ 20”

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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