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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 826068.527816h 53m 15s-29° 58’ 53”
StarHIP 827316.326816h 54m 35s-30° 35’ 14”
StarHIP 827828.499616h 55m 03s-29° 18’ 18”
StarHIP 828217.637216h 55m 32s-29° 16’ 36”
StarHIP 829126.905216h 56m 37s-30° 34’ 48”
StarHIP 830388.833816h 58m 06s-30° 12’ 58”
StarHIP 830788.610416h 58m 33s-28° 49’ 13”
StarHIP 830797.72616h 58m 35s-30° 50’ 38”
StarHIP 830808.664416h 58m 35s-30° 07’ 14”
StarHIP 832418.729417h 00m 45s-30° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 832468.004817h 00m 54s-28° 23’ 57”
StarHIP 832587.340417h 01m 01s-29° 40’ 18”
StarHIP 832617.410617h 01m 03s-28° 33’ 11”
StarHIP 832807.937817h 01m 12s-29° 41’ 03”
StarHIP 833257.662217h 01m 49s-30° 46’ 44”
StarHIP 833558.324217h 02m 08s-30° 39’ 06”
StarHIP 833788.739817h 02m 27s-28° 58’ 37”
StarHIP 835928.47817h 05m 04s-29° 43’ 13”

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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