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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 1157208.169223h 26m 39s-05° 13’ 55”
StarHIP 1152576.049623h 20m 40s-05° 54’ 28”
StarHIP 1153166.77323h 21m 21s-04° 40’ 21”
StarHIP 1158528.08123h 28m 16s-05° 49’ 04”
StarHIP 1151425.546223h 19m 23s-05° 07’ 27”
StarHIP 1159536.152423h 29m 31s-04° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 1158926.82623h 28m 46s-05° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 1153117.186823h 21m 15s-06° 11’ 32”
StarHIP 1157057.18623h 26m 34s-06° 36’ 27”
StarHIP 1160577.94523h 30m 57s-05° 03’ 38”
StarHIP 1155998.720423h 24m 59s-05° 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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