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C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2015 B1 (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/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 86230017h 37m 19s-40° 19’ 01”
StarHIP 86542017h 41m 07s-41° 43’ 01”
StarHIP 857827.246417h 31m 42s-41° 02’ 22”
StarHIP 864518.003617h 39m 51s-40° 16’ 42”
StarHIP 866948.710817h 42m 49s-40° 19’ 12”
StarHIP 862317.751217h 37m 19s-40° 19’ 12”
StarHIP 870237.422817h 46m 53s-41° 16’ 54”
StarHIP 864258.028217h 39m 31s-39° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 868108.524417h 44m 17s-40° 06’ 37”
StarHIP 862697.201417h 37m 37s-40° 48’ 48”
StarHIP 858895.842817h 33m 07s-41° 10’ 23”
StarHIP 869658.586617h 46m 17s-40° 43’ 44”
StarHIP 867997.858217h 44m 12s-41° 39’ 40”
StarHIP 859597.885217h 34m 04s-41° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 859807.148217h 34m 22s-40° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 865577.764617h 41m 18s-40° 58’ 22”
StarHIP 863978.954217h 39m 15s-41° 44’ 02”
StarHIP 866078.72117h 41m 53s-40° 05’ 39”
StarHIP 862897.112217h 37m 53s-42° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 865478.496217h 41m 11s-41° 41’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2015 B1 (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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