81P/Wild 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 81P/Wild 2 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 81P/Wild 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1082000h 13m 28s-00° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 13218.388400h 16m 35s-01° 31’ 23”
StarHIP 11898.122400h 14m 50s-00° 18’ 10”
StarHIP 18748.52200h 23m 40s-00° 32’ 28”
StarHIP 13658.309800h 17m 05s-01° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 13858.905800h 17m 19s+00° 35’ 24”
StarHIP 13977.787400h 17m 28s+00° 19’ 15”
StarHIP 11278.530800h 14m 04s-00° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 15457.866200h 19m 16s+00° 31’ 14”
StarHIP 14378.764800h 17m 54s+00° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 9688.632600h 11m 59s-00° 13’ 46”
GalaxyNGC 78A13.700h 20m 25s+00° 49’ 36”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 81P/Wild 2

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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