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 493657.849810h 04m 36s+22° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 495708.887810h 07m 09s+23° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 496777.770610h 08m 27s+24° 18’ 31”
StarHIP 494788.3210h 06m 07s+23° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 498427.649410h 10m 36s+23° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 497357.841210h 09m 10s+21° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 497007.796210h 08m 44s+23° 28’ 49”
StarHIP 499428.387610h 11m 48s+23° 45’ 18”
StarHIP 500488.64510h 13m 05s+22° 52’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 316212.210h 13m 31s+22° 44’ 22”

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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