289P/Blanpain live position and data

This page shows Comet 289P/Blanpain 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 289P/Blanpain (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1125268.67822h 47m 32s-15° 07’ 57”
StarHIP 1122676.919822h 44m 21s-14° 40’ 33”
StarHIP 1127827.752422h 50m 24s-14° 03’ 33”
StarHIP 1123527.741822h 45m 27s-13° 00’ 24”
StarHIP 1127978.881822h 50m 33s-14° 43’ 53”
StarHIP 1125518.680622h 47m 44s-12° 30’ 22”
StarHIP 1122388.556822h 44m 03s-12° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 1127998.323422h 50m 34s-12° 41’ 29”
StarHIP 1124128.319822h 46m 06s-13° 50’ 09”
StarHIP 1125425.683622h 47m 42s-14° 03’ 23”
StarHIP 1122607.427422h 44m 17s-14° 36’ 42”
StarHIP 1127163.881622h 49m 35s-13° 35’ 33”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 289P/Blanpain

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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