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):

StarHIP 40977008h 21m 42s+17° 17’ 07”
StarHIP 417278.485408h 30m 31s+18° 56’ 34”
StarHIP 418225.193408h 31m 35s+18° 05’ 40”
StarHIP 413268.216608h 25m 54s+17° 50’ 01”
StarHIP 414408.30708h 27m 04s+19° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 411207.52408h 23m 25s+18° 08’ 11”
StarHIP 411158.84908h 23m 20s+19° 48’ 52”
StarHIP 412338.745408h 24m 49s+19° 10’ 13”
StarHIP 412267.029208h 24m 45s+17° 10’ 55”
StarHIP 413196.077208h 25m 49s+17° 02’ 47”
StarHIP 417657.397808h 31m 00s+18° 58’ 06”
StarHIP 411175.922208h 23m 21s+18° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 415057.897208h 27m 53s+18° 04’ 07”
StarHIP 409898.15808h 21m 53s+17° 36’ 03”

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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