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C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2014 W2 (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 W2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 830088.726616h 57m 42s-45° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 828337.99116h 55m 37s-45° 06’ 10”
StarHIP 832026.466217h 00m 14s-44° 59’ 18”
StarHIP 835877.545417h 05m 02s-46° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 835297.536217h 04m 15s-45° 14’ 25”
StarHIP 834608.464817h 03m 28s-46° 27’ 14”
StarHIP 835946.285617h 05m 05s-45° 30’ 07”
StarHIP 833688.105617h 02m 20s-44° 54’ 52”
StarHIP 832306.45317h 00m 32s-45° 27’ 06”
StarHIP 834138.1517h 02m 56s-46° 45’ 07”
StarHIP 833308.671817h 01m 50s-44° 31’ 07”
StarHIP 836118.01217h 05m 22s-44° 23’ 34”
StarHIP 836667.377417h 06m 00s-44° 22’ 21”
StarHIP 838078.706217h 07m 39s-44° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 838026.861417h 07m 35s-46° 40’ 46”
StarHIP 830018.695816h 57m 40s-45° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 836037.067417h 05m 18s-47° 04’ 08”
StarHIP 830397.92216h 58m 07s-45° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 831058.126616h 58m 56s-46° 07’ 44”
StarHIP 833818.554817h 02m 29s-46° 35’ 05”
StarHIP 839708.09117h 09m 50s-45° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 832638.475817h 01m 03s-45° 01’ 34”
StarHIP 838978.731417h 08m 47s-45° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 837048.2317h 06m 25s-44° 34’ 19”
StarHIP 829528.706616h 57m 04s-46° 08’ 37”
StarHIP 834278.73917h 03m 06s-45° 24’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 W2 (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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