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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 45577.951400h 58m 18s+04° 17’ 47”
StarHIP 46777.434201h 00m 05s+02° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 45047.951800h 57m 42s+02° 05’ 37”
StarHIP 47598.719401h 01m 09s+03° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 45006.844400h 57m 39s+01° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 47388.900201h 00m 50s+02° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 45827.532800h 58m 42s+04° 12’ 20”
StarHIP 45297.751400h 57m 59s+02° 29’ 10”
StarHIP 48257.564601h 01m 59s+02° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 49457.804401h 03m 25s+03° 15’ 20”
StarHIP 46608.656200h 59m 53s+03° 18’ 09”
StarHIP 41868.386400h 53m 28s+03° 18’ 10”

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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