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 701537.770414h 21m 16s-11° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 702047.882414h 21m 49s-10° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 702947.83414h 22m 56s-10° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 703366.12314h 23m 25s-11° 42’ 50”
StarHIP 704526.49914h 24m 40s-11° 40’ 10”
StarHIP 701837.569414h 21m 32s-10° 22’ 15”
StarHIP 699768.496814h 19m 06s-10° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 704388.970414h 24m 34s-11° 05’ 49”
StarHIP 696577.974214h 15m 23s-12° 14’ 33”
StarHIP 702817.868614h 22m 45s-12° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 699457.617814h 18m 49s-12° 03’ 47”

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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