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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 827357.95416h 54m 38s-36° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 82739016h 54m 40s-35° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 828858.862416h 56m 18s-35° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 830608.729416h 58m 20s-35° 41’ 20”
StarHIP 832355.823417h 00m 36s-35° 56’ 02”
StarHIP 834728.825417h 03m 35s-34° 34’ 26”
StarHIP 834967.985617h 03m 54s-35° 16’ 25”
StarHIP 835278.797417h 04m 13s-36° 38’ 33”
StarHIP 836258.841417h 05m 26s-35° 04’ 45”
StarHIP 837066.137217h 06m 28s-35° 27’ 03”
StarHIP 837338.079617h 06m 47s-35° 53’ 15”

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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