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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 872827.917217h 50m 05s-26° 48’ 38”
StarHIP 873698.872417h 51m 07s-27° 23’ 45”
StarHIP 869497.40317h 46m 01s-26° 58’ 20”
StarHIP 866968.805417h 42m 49s-27° 50’ 38”
StarHIP 871636.32217h 48m 27s-26° 58’ 29”
StarHIP 868588.85817h 44m 48s-26° 35’ 19”
StarHIP 870724.494217h 47m 33s-27° 49’ 50”
StarHIP 869718.452617h 46m 25s-26° 12’ 01”
StarHIP 866338.07817h 42m 05s-26° 50’ 44”
StarHIP 867256.365417h 43m 17s-27° 53’ 02”
StarHIP 867308.679217h 43m 20s-27° 14’ 31”
StarHIP 873066.950417h 50m 21s-27° 03’ 41”

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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