RA: 
Dec: 

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 31518.289600h 40m 03s-13° 53’ 05”
StarHIP 32558.758600h 41m 28s-12° 41’ 25”
StarHIP 34365.884200h 43m 50s-12° 00’ 40”
StarHIP 3446000h 44m 03s-13° 55’ 23”
StarHIP 34837.526400h 44m 27s-13° 24’ 56”
StarHIP 35267.113200h 44m 59s-12° 08’ 39”
StarHIP 35596.095800h 45m 28s-12° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 36488.390800h 46m 42s-13° 45’ 40”
StarHIP 38495.467400h 49m 25s-13° 33’ 39”
GalaxyIC 5113.400h 46m 24s-13° 26’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 20713.400h 39m 40s-14° 14’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 17813.000h 39m 08s-14° 10’ 22”
GalaxyPGC 284513.900h 48m 35s-12° 43’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 21011.600h 40m 34s-13° 52’ 26”

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.

RA:  ()
Dec:  ()
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Share on Google+