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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 9786002h 05m 48s-30° 10’ 36”
StarHIP 101827.537602h 10m 54s-32° 03’ 42”
StarHIP 101178.816402h 10m 07s-31° 04’ 09”
StarHIP 102607.852602h 12m 01s-32° 17’ 15”
StarHIP 100908.874402h 09m 44s-30° 44’ 44”
StarHIP 98608.971202h 06m 49s-31° 03’ 44”
StarHIP 101468.192602h 10m 30s-30° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 93738.642602h 00m 28s-31° 50’ 01”
StarHIP 93468.345801h 59m 59s-31° 44’ 59”
StarHIP 102598.70802h 12m 01s-32° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 100156.849402h 08m 56s-31° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 93657.773402h 00m 19s-32° 05’ 14”
StarHIP 100397.583602h 09m 12s-31° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 96487.745802h 04m 00s-32° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 95527.887602h 02m 44s-30° 19’ 18”
StarHIP 95548.722402h 02m 46s-30° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 98958.949202h 07m 19s-32° 19’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 85713.402h 12m 34s-31° 56’ 45”

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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