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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 1089317.474822h 04m 05s-13° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 1091394.282622h 06m 26s-13° 52’ 10”
StarHIP 1089587.212422h 04m 27s-14° 26’ 49”
StarHIP 1086497.694622h 00m 38s-14° 09’ 51”
StarHIP 1086477.520622h 00m 38s-13° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 1091408.66722h 06m 28s-14° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 1084777.369621h 58m 29s-13° 15’ 07”
StarHIP 1086288.700222h 00m 24s-12° 51’ 11”
StarHIP 1091708.816222h 06m 48s-12° 30’ 43”
StarHIP 1086927.332622h 01m 05s-13° 01’ 37”
StarHIP 1087227.483222h 01m 27s-14° 19’ 36”
StarHIP 1092206.701222h 07m 35s-14° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 1093166.893622h 08m 47s-13° 18’ 01”
StarHIP 1084687.112221h 58m 24s-12° 39’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 717112.922h 01m 01s-13° 16’ 09”

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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