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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 65083013h 20m 24s-01° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 657087.36513h 28m 18s-00° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 649688.521413h 18m 58s-01° 16’ 09”
StarHIP 655148.865813h 25m 44s-00° 27’ 14”
StarHIP 652618.157213h 22m 28s-00° 34’ 43”
StarHIP 648386.329613h 17m 29s-00° 40’ 33”
StarHIP 652387.843213h 22m 07s-00° 04’ 04”
StarHIP 653608.938613h 23m 43s-00° 43’ 08”
StarHIP 653998.208613h 24m 14s-02° 06’ 26”
StarHIP 656838.804613h 28m 02s-00° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 654068.083613h 24m 21s-00° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 655455.95413h 26m 11s-01° 11’ 32”
GalaxyUGC 836014.013h 18m 10s-01° 14’ 43”

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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