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 83396017h 02m 41s-22° 38’ 18”
StarHIP 827348.003816h 54m 38s-21° 52’ 46”
StarHIP 830998.446816h 58m 52s-23° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 830058.211216h 57m 41s-21° 46’ 30”
StarHIP 829255.578216h 56m 48s-23° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 836297.065617h 05m 30s-22° 04’ 21”
StarHIP 827586.673816h 54m 50s-23° 30’ 44”
StarHIP 830978.189616h 58m 47s-23° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 828226.638416h 55m 32s-21° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 832978.821817h 01m 24s-22° 49’ 29”
StarHIP 835426.979417h 04m 27s-23° 23’ 25”
StarHIP 834567.328217h 03m 21s-23° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 832247.217817h 00m 29s-21° 27’ 41”
StarHIP 834888.8117h 03m 48s-23° 37’ 03”
StarHIP 833568.22417h 02m 08s-23° 17’ 16”
GalaxyESO 586-613.916h 58m 06s-21° 16’ 27”

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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