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 779048.446215h 54m 36s-13° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 775728.69315h 50m 13s-11° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 773377.84615h 47m 20s-12° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 777087.427615h 51m 56s-12° 32’ 15”
StarHIP 774948.542415h 49m 23s-13° 58’ 16”
StarHIP 776896.111215h 51m 38s-14° 08’ 00”
StarHIP 774336.808415h 48m 24s-13° 29’ 57”
StarHIP 776668.686415h 51m 20s-12° 37’ 19”
StarHIP 775478.094815h 50m 00s-14° 03’ 03”

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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