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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 1042318.938621h 07m 07s-60° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 1044028.141821h 09m 01s-61° 04’ 19”
StarHIP 1044458.852221h 09m 27s-60° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 1046668.706621h 12m 03s-61° 15’ 19”
StarHIP 1047057.568821h 12m 34s-60° 02’ 55”
StarHIP 1047988.583221h 13m 50s-60° 21’ 02”
StarHIP 1048577.412821h 14m 28s-59° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 105125021h 17m 41s-59° 48’ 56”
StarHIP 1051277.888221h 17m 42s-60° 59’ 09”
StarHIP 1052146.529621h 18m 43s-61° 21’ 06”
StarHIP 1052768.772421h 19m 25s-62° 09’ 10”
StarHIP 1053868.916821h 20m 48s-59° 47’ 29”
StarHIP 1054798.82721h 21m 50s-61° 07’ 52”
StarHIP 1055277.466221h 22m 23s-59° 51’ 49”
StarHIP 1056988.648421h 24m 26s-60° 40’ 30”
StarHIP 1057087.860421h 24m 38s-61° 11’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 705912.521h 27m 21s-60° 00’ 51”

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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