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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 11558002h 28m 54s+12° 05’ 20”
StarHIP 12155002h 36m 38s+12° 12’ 29”
StarHIP 119417.41502h 34m 03s+12° 10’ 51”
StarHIP 114618.27102h 27m 50s+12° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 116918.865602h 30m 47s+13° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 113097.324602h 25m 34s+11° 58’ 18”
StarHIP 120498.095402h 35m 20s+13° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 115188.56902h 28m 33s+12° 45’ 08”
StarHIP 121535.612802h 36m 37s+12° 26’ 52”
StarHIP 113698.168402h 26m 26s+12° 53’ 55”
StarHIP 116658.508402h 30m 28s+11° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 119716.991802h 34m 25s+11° 36’ 17”
StarHIP 117958.44402h 32m 11s+12° 41’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 99013.502h 36m 18s+11° 38’ 30”
GalaxyIC 23813.902h 35m 22s+12° 50’ 18”

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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