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 789847.994816h 07m 21s-18° 22’ 00”
StarHIP 787856.705416h 05m 02s-18° 32’ 21”
StarHIP 791247.752216h 09m 02s-18° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 789687.798416h 07m 14s-17° 56’ 09”
StarHIP 790486.98216h 08m 07s-18° 14’ 34”
StarHIP 789567.889416h 07m 04s-16° 56’ 35”
StarHIP 791697.79516h 09m 30s-17° 11’ 16”
StarHIP 790618.506216h 08m 17s-17° 08’ 05”
StarHIP 785668.78516h 02m 34s-17° 51’ 46”
StarHIP 792036.387216h 09m 55s-18° 20’ 25”
StarHIP 785738.853616h 02m 38s-18° 10’ 18”
StarHIP 793777.357616h 12m 02s-18° 13’ 57”
GalaxyESO 584-513.716h 06m 43s-18° 12’ 42”

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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