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Where is Comet 81P/Wild 2?

Comet 81P/Wild 2 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension is 10h 32m 59s and the Declination is +09° 10’ 14”.

10h 32m 59s
+09° 10’ 14”
Leo
  • 81P/Wild 2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 47° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 81P/Wild 2 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
  • See also 81P/Wild 2 rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 81P/Wild 2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 81P/Wild 2 are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 81P/Wild 2 in Leo on October, 05 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 81P/Wild 2