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 373538.926407h 40m 01s+66° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 361178.856607h 26m 24s+65° 03’ 22”
StarHIP 378847.733407h 45m 52s+65° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 375878.252807h 42m 48s+64° 59’ 57”
StarHIP 361498.150207h 26m 46s+64° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 370307.045407h 36m 34s+65° 05’ 46”
StarHIP 378827.736207h 45m 52s+65° 09’ 13”
StarHIP 370937.844607h 37m 19s+64° 38’ 35”
StarHIP 379495.81807h 46m 40s+65° 27’ 20”
StarHIP 371966.797407h 38m 28s+66° 14’ 06”
StarHIP 359537.533207h 24m 40s+65° 50’ 19”
StarHIP 370788.295207h 37m 09s+65° 19’ 49”
StarHIP 365787.041407h 31m 24s+66° 08’ 05”
StarHIP 376048.195207h 42m 56s+65° 17’ 26”
StarHIP 378667.835407h 45m 43s+64° 43’ 00”
StarHIP 377038.032207h 44m 05s+65° 26’ 17”
StarHIP 362116.474407h 27m 25s+66° 19’ 53”
StarHIP 369837.138807h 36m 04s+66° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 362707.664207h 28m 04s+66° 29’ 28”
StarHIP 374988.431207h 41m 46s+66° 13’ 41”
StarHIP 363278.911607h 28m 40s+64° 35’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 24038.907h 36m 54s+65° 35’ 57”

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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