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 111173022h 31m 19s-09° 25’ 33”
StarHIP 1118436.889422h 39m 16s-10° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 1109797.630422h 29m 04s-09° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 1118228.19322h 38m 57s-10° 06’ 08”
StarHIP 1113328.696622h 33m 21s-09° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 1113648.351622h 33m 41s-10° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 1111234.827222h 30m 38s-10° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 1109748.588222h 29m 02s-09° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 1114148.39222h 34m 20s-09° 18’ 18”
StarHIP 1112618.129822h 32m 26s-10° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 1110018.52122h 29m 18s-09° 39’ 45”
StarHIP 1116378.72122h 36m 55s-09° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 1112006.364222h 31m 41s-10° 54’ 19”
StarHIP 1113986.424422h 34m 06s-09° 36’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 730913.022h 34m 22s-10° 21’ 11”

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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