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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 780438.911815h 56m 05s-36° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 78053015h 56m 09s-37° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 782366.207615h 58m 30s-37° 30’ 13”
StarHIP 783088.402615h 59m 21s-37° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 78345015h 59m 49s-36° 28’ 27”
StarHIP 783843.433216h 00m 07s-38° 23’ 47”
StarHIP 784168.16216h 00m 31s-36° 05’ 16”
StarHIP 785008.967416h 01m 32s-38° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 785337.39216h 01m 58s-37° 32’ 03”
StarHIP 78541716h 02m 04s-36° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 786528.93616h 03m 21s-36° 51’ 59”
StarHIP 786554.898816h 03m 24s-38° 36’ 08”
StarHIP 787167.791216h 04m 09s-37° 18’ 26”
StarHIP 787475.874416h 04m 36s-37° 51’ 45”
StarHIP 787547.071816h 04m 42s-37° 48’ 57”
StarHIP 788818.0816h 06m 09s-38° 02’ 17”
StarHIP 789184.22616h 06m 35s-36° 48’ 07”
StarHIP 789448.655216h 06m 58s-36° 23’ 36”
StarHIP 789705.67716h 07m 16s-36° 45’ 19”
StarHIP 790006.532416h 07m 34s-36° 43’ 10”
StarHIP 790197.944216h 07m 44s-38° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 790268.573616h 07m 47s-37° 00’ 35”

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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