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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 789144.701416h 06m 29s-45° 10’ 23”
StarHIP 789647.225816h 07m 13s-45° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 790187.05116h 07m 44s-46° 31’ 30”
StarHIP 784198.02116h 00m 34s-45° 55’ 42”
StarHIP 789308.02116h 06m 45s-46° 22’ 44”
StarHIP 792328.823416h 10m 13s-46° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 791288.789216h 09m 05s-45° 29’ 50”
StarHIP 784087.433416h 00m 23s-45° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 787768.962816h 04m 57s-47° 03’ 04”
StarHIP 785328.398216h 01m 58s-46° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 793238.75916h 11m 21s-46° 52’ 20”
StarHIP 788557.651216h 05m 49s-46° 05’ 05”
StarHIP 790588.13216h 08m 15s-45° 21’ 55”
StarHIP 784757.60116h 01m 10s-46° 32’ 17”
StarHIP 783577.687615h 59m 54s-46° 17’ 56”
StarHIP 787668.860816h 04m 51s-46° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 784738.681416h 01m 08s-45° 21’ 40”

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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