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 598048.493412h 15m 48s+09° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 600928.988212h 19m 23s+09° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 596907.429412h 14m 27s+08° 46’ 57”
StarHIP 594388.823212h 11m 31s+07° 22’ 08”
StarHIP 596367.546812h 13m 50s+08° 58’ 20”
StarHIP 600137.162212h 18m 27s+08° 03’ 53”
StarHIP 600158.987412h 18m 29s+08° 41’ 08”
StarHIP 594858.138812h 11m 59s+09° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 598528.362412h 16m 26s+07° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 593907.22712h 11m 01s+08° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 597408.501412h 15m 04s+07° 31’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 423313.012h 17m 06s+07° 37’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 418013.512h 13m 02s+07° 02’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 423512.612h 17m 08s+07° 11’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 420713.612h 15m 30s+09° 35’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 419113.712h 13m 50s+07° 12’ 01”
GalaxyUGC 723913.712h 14m 09s+07° 46’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 422412.912h 16m 33s+07° 27’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 424613.412h 17m 58s+07° 11’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 427613.412h 20m 07s+07° 41’ 30”

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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