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):

StarHIP 81696016h 41m 19s-48° 45’ 47”
StarHIP 809738.652816h 32m 06s-48° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 810258.718216h 32m 54s-47° 17’ 54”
StarHIP 811006.749616h 33m 52s-48° 06’ 40”
StarHIP 814587.449216h 38m 14s-46° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 819007.070816h 43m 44s-47° 06’ 20”
StarHIP 819158.10216h 43m 55s-48° 30’ 41”
StarHIP 816787.316416h 41m 05s-47° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 816517.074616h 40m 44s-48° 45’ 22”
StarHIP 811218.65116h 34m 04s-47° 37’ 02”
StarHIP 816067.24116h 39m 56s-47° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 815118.415616h 38m 57s-47° 24’ 03”
StarHIP 814678.354616h 38m 20s-49° 13’ 33”
StarHIP 815998.455416h 39m 50s-47° 06’ 24”
StarHIP 813448.91816h 36m 47s-49° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 817025.648416h 41m 20s-48° 45’ 46”
StarHIP 812298.520416h 35m 25s-48° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 811807.942816h 34m 52s-47° 59’ 23”
StarHIP 810458.578216h 33m 11s-47° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 811256.909616h 34m 06s-48° 27’ 41”
StarHIP 811727.395416h 34m 45s-49° 23’ 44”
StarHIP 815178.456416h 39m 01s-48° 44’ 49”

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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