73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 live position and data

This page shows Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 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 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 54559011h 09m 52s+21° 37’ 32”
StarHIP 543886.46411h 07m 39s+23° 19’ 25”
StarHIP 543938.92811h 07m 47s+22° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 545927.439811h 10m 21s+22° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 539238.838211h 02m 02s+22° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 540778.160211h 03m 57s+23° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 547238.4711h 12m 13s+22° 03’ 19”
StarHIP 543998.049811h 07m 54s+22° 58’ 24”
StarHIP 543758.166811h 07m 28s+22° 03’ 10”
StarHIP 542448.760611h 05m 51s+22° 39’ 55”
StarHIP 546267.238211h 10m 51s+21° 20’ 08”
GalaxyPGC 3417612.611h 13m 29s+22° 09’ 11”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

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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