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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 79456016h 12m 52s-47° 06’ 32”
StarHIP 790187.05116h 07m 44s-46° 31’ 30”
StarHIP 789308.02116h 06m 45s-46° 22’ 44”
StarHIP 784328.578416h 00m 43s-47° 53’ 21”
StarHIP 784408.596816h 00m 50s-48° 34’ 37”
StarHIP 792328.823416h 10m 13s-46° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 790237.778416h 07m 45s-47° 57’ 59”
StarHIP 792798.273416h 10m 49s-48° 47’ 41”
StarHIP 787768.962816h 04m 57s-47° 03’ 04”
StarHIP 785328.398216h 01m 58s-46° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 792408.893216h 10m 17s-47° 54’ 50”
StarHIP 789916.61316h 07m 25s-48° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 790928.942216h 08m 39s-48° 34’ 41”
StarHIP 792078.390416h 09m 59s-48° 34’ 27”
StarHIP 793238.75916h 11m 21s-46° 52’ 20”
StarHIP 788557.651216h 05m 49s-46° 05’ 05”
StarHIP 787918.264816h 05m 05s-48° 49’ 39”
StarHIP 784757.60116h 01m 10s-46° 32’ 17”
StarHIP 787958.795616h 05m 09s-48° 05’ 21”
StarHIP 787668.860816h 04m 51s-46° 31’ 47”

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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