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C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) 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 C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1003057.20420h 20m 38s-58° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 1003337.876420h 20m 53s-59° 02’ 08”
StarHIP 1005218.45520h 22m 59s-59° 29’ 53”
StarHIP 1005768.545420h 23m 45s-59° 20’ 28”
StarHIP 1005897.835220h 23m 52s-60° 36’ 34”
StarHIP 1006938.436820h 24m 49s-59° 57’ 52”
StarHIP 1007258.367620h 25m 15s-58° 05’ 37”
StarHIP 1008098.833820h 26m 24s-60° 01’ 19”
StarHIP 1008608.39820h 27m 02s-59° 14’ 02”
StarHIP 1011157.86220h 29m 46s-58° 46’ 19”
StarHIP 1013038.651620h 32m 00s-60° 02’ 37”
StarHIP 1014168.029420h 33m 08s-58° 38’ 29”
StarHIP 1014227.83220h 33m 13s-58° 06’ 44”
StarHIP 1016038.794620h 35m 29s-59° 04’ 31”
StarHIP 1016124.732420h 35m 34s-60° 34’ 52”
StarHIP 1016387.449820h 36m 04s-59° 40’ 43”
StarHIP 1017428.040620h 37m 17s-59° 50’ 21”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

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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