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 135057.546802h 53m 57s+14° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 135578.47702h 54m 37s+12° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 135308.680802h 54m 15s+13° 19’ 52”
StarHIP 138787.198602h 58m 45s+13° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 136788.93902h 56m 12s+13° 54’ 47”
StarHIP 136388.773802h 55m 37s+13° 10’ 42”
StarHIP 140378.380203h 00m 46s+12° 59’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 113413.102h 53m 41s+13° 00’ 55”
GalaxyIC 26713.802h 53m 50s+12° 50’ 54”

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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