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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 104059021h 04m 53s-16° 57’ 14”
StarHIP 1041394.078221h 05m 56s-17° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 104161021h 06m 13s-15° 43’ 21”
StarHIP 1042528.201821h 07m 15s-16° 25’ 21”
StarHIP 1042976.175421h 07m 44s-17° 27’ 20”
StarHIP 1043217.560821h 07m 58s-15° 37’ 25”
StarHIP 1043418.090421h 08m 13s-16° 43’ 35”
StarHIP 1044208.710821h 09m 10s-16° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 1044446.54721h 09m 25s-16° 36’ 56”
StarHIP 1045057.50721h 10m 08s-15° 42’ 12”
StarHIP 1045248.363421h 10m 22s-16° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 104551021h 10m 42s-17° 28’ 24”
StarHIP 1045538.90821h 10m 43s-17° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 1046008.590821h 11m 22s-16° 01’ 35”
StarHIP 1047138.49821h 12m 41s-15° 50’ 54”
StarHIP 1049568.350621h 15m 34s-16° 05’ 28”

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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