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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 826708.237416h 53m 59s-51° 32’ 04”
StarHIP 830575.538216h 58m 17s-50° 38’ 27”
StarHIP 828686.313616h 56m 08s-50° 40’ 29”
StarHIP 835708.085817h 04m 46s-50° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 833628.39717h 02m 16s-51° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 829848.819816h 57m 29s-49° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 830238.142216h 57m 56s-51° 12’ 36”
StarHIP 828668.018416h 56m 05s-51° 53’ 50”
StarHIP 839158.239617h 09m 00s-50° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 834066.819617h 02m 52s-50° 09’ 37”
StarHIP 825628.88616h 52m 33s-51° 07’ 43”
StarHIP 827236.333216h 54m 31s-49° 42’ 38”
StarHIP 835098.296417h 04m 01s-51° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 839028.81317h 08m 52s-50° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 835068.586617h 03m 59s-51° 04’ 57”
StarHIP 825488.29716h 52m 20s-50° 55’ 16”
StarHIP 831127.911216h 59m 00s-49° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 834537.597417h 03m 19s-50° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 837738.160617h 07m 18s-51° 00’ 04”
StarHIP 833216.40617h 01m 46s-51° 07’ 51”
StarHIP 827747.24616h 54m 58s-50° 11’ 20”
StarHIP 833508.458217h 02m 02s-50° 10’ 50”

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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