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 837887.448617h 07m 27s-19° 17’ 13”
StarHIP 833487.518817h 02m 02s-20° 35’ 43”
StarHIP 834828.778817h 03m 42s-21° 24’ 47”
StarHIP 834868.559417h 03m 46s-20° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 837618.894217h 07m 06s-19° 30’ 20”
StarHIP 835676.29917h 04m 45s-20° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 836846.271217h 06m 11s-21° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 838737.765817h 08m 32s-20° 13’ 03”
StarHIP 836008.14517h 05m 15s-20° 11’ 29”
StarHIP 834527.877217h 03m 19s-19° 29’ 32”
StarHIP 836297.065617h 05m 30s-22° 04’ 21”
StarHIP 839237.895417h 09m 08s-19° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 832867.338417h 01m 14s-20° 26’ 11”
StarHIP 840566.702217h 11m 04s-20° 39’ 15”
StarHIP 839986.938217h 10m 14s-19° 26’ 10”
StarHIP 840787.425617h 11m 21s-20° 25’ 28”
StarHIP 839767.45817h 09m 57s-20° 40’ 48”

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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