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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 82348016h 49m 33s-53° 40’ 24”
StarHIP 82365016h 49m 47s-53° 43’ 21”
StarHIP 83421017h 03m 02s-53° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 822926.748216h 48m 53s-52° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 837768.494617h 07m 20s-53° 05’ 46”
StarHIP 836948.46217h 06m 20s-52° 13’ 55”
StarHIP 832208.757217h 00m 28s-52° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 830548.14916h 58m 16s-53° 55’ 14”
StarHIP 833628.39717h 02m 16s-51° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 829978.368216h 57m 37s-53° 16’ 54”
StarHIP 834315.236417h 03m 08s-53° 14’ 11”
StarHIP 826607.322816h 53m 50s-54° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 822378.356416h 48m 05s-53° 04’ 29”
StarHIP 828668.018416h 56m 05s-51° 53’ 50”
StarHIP 822858.412416h 48m 49s-52° 28’ 15”
StarHIP 832728.178617h 01m 07s-53° 58’ 49”
StarHIP 825998.869416h 53m 08s-51° 43’ 03”
StarHIP 829025.934416h 56m 28s-52° 17’ 01”
StarHIP 826227.895816h 53m 25s-54° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 828168.329416h 55m 29s-52° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 830448.151616h 58m 08s-53° 14’ 39”
StarHIP 833527.765617h 02m 06s-54° 09’ 06”
StarHIP 832348.655417h 00m 35s-52° 38’ 39”
StarHIP 835588.84817h 04m 35s-53° 36’ 14”
StarHIP 836718.172217h 06m 04s-52° 31’ 39”
StarHIP 831533.916816h 59m 35s-53° 09’ 37”

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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