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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Comets » Comet 81P/Wild

Where is Comet 81P/Wild?

Altitude: 19.4°   Azimuth: 167.6°   Direction: South-South-East

Comet 81P/Wild is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 25m 05s and the Declination is -18° 15’ 42”.

Right now, from the selected location (Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt), Comet 81P/Wild can be observed looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 19° degrees above the horizon (view Comet 81P/Wild position on a interactive sky map). Given its current brightness (magnitude 14.38), 81P/Wild is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

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17h 25m 05s
-18° 15’ 42”
Map showing Comet 81P/Wild in Ophiucus on June, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
launcher_assistant_on Current altitude ≥ 30°   launcher_assistant_on Current altitude < 30°   launcher_assistant_on Below the horizon
 From: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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