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 909957.971218h 33m 45s-25° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 915247.850618h 39m 52s-25° 30’ 16”
StarHIP 912228.676418h 36m 29s-27° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 917508.356818h 42m 34s-26° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 919745.812818h 44m 49s-25° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 912548.870418h 36m 48s-24° 49’ 02”
StarHIP 914418.70718h 38m 56s-24° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 916867.544418h 41m 50s-24° 21’ 15”
StarHIP 911888.99718h 36m 09s-26° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 916848.86618h 41m 49s-26° 17’ 44”
StarHIP 909448.682618h 33m 04s-26° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 919628.423818h 44m 41s-25° 22’ 11”
StarHIP 912537.76418h 36m 48s-26° 17’ 21”
StarHIP 919677.965618h 44m 44s-25° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 913808.023618h 38m 15s-25° 25’ 17”
StarHIP 915158.79718h 39m 48s-25° 30’ 02”
StarHIP 911828.401418h 36m 07s-24° 26’ 11”
StarHIP 916698.090218h 41m 36s-24° 59’ 17”
StarHIP 916218.335618h 41m 06s-26° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 912877.32718h 37m 12s-25° 40’ 14”

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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