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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 116003023h 30m 13s-20° 23’ 25”
StarHIP 1161186.218823h 31m 42s-21° 22’ 09”
StarHIP 1156694.233223h 26m 02s-20° 38’ 30”
StarHIP 1162718.250823h 33m 30s-19° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 1159688.900623h 29m 45s-18° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 1156627.709423h 25m 53s-20° 36’ 56”
StarHIP 1162368.08123h 33m 05s-20° 05’ 19”
StarHIP 1156758.671823h 26m 08s-19° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 1160288.58923h 30m 37s-18° 41’ 55”
StarHIP 1160618.992623h 31m 01s-19° 29’ 24”
StarHIP 1159818.228423h 29m 54s-20° 34’ 32”
StarHIP 1157028.169623h 26m 31s-21° 11’ 23”
StarHIP 1159958.817223h 30m 05s-20° 10’ 16”
StarHIP 1162474.706423h 33m 16s-20° 54’ 52”
StarHIP 1161257.142623h 31m 48s-21° 15’ 00”

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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