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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 18000h 00m 12s-04° 03’ 13”
StarHIP 1176448.514223h 51m 32s-03° 30’ 30”
StarHIP 1181568.89623h 58m 02s-01° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 1178817.427223h 54m 38s-01° 56’ 46”
StarHIP 1177615.821423h 52m 55s-03° 09’ 19”
StarHIP 1176417.806823h 51m 28s-03° 24’ 13”
StarHIP 1455.13700h 01m 49s-03° 01’ 38”
StarHIP 1181868.372823h 58m 23s-03° 21’ 16”
StarHIP 1179267.73323h 55m 07s-04° 40’ 04”
StarHIP 447.81600h 00m 31s-03° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 1181668.567823h 58m 09s-03° 58’ 44”
StarHIP 1182867.108823h 59m 31s-02° 50’ 37”
StarHIP 1183128.27623h 59m 49s-02° 06’ 45”
StarHIP 1596.914200h 02m 02s-02° 45’ 58”
StarHIP 1182094.795623h 58m 40s-03° 33’ 20”
StarHIP 1178758.364823h 54m 34s-02° 58’ 46”
GalaxyPGC 7285913.823h 55m 13s-03° 44’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 7315113.823h 59m 15s-04° 05’ 17”
GalaxyPGC 2313.800h 00m 21s-02° 36’ 38”

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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