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):

StarHIP 976988.248219h 51m 17s-35° 18’ 37”
StarHIP 970077.863819h 42m 59s-35° 58’ 54”
StarHIP 976048.964619h 50m 16s-34° 39’ 50”
StarHIP 973787.475419h 47m 28s-35° 10’ 35”
StarHIP 976458.847219h 50m 44s-36° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 968818.630619h 41m 36s-35° 43’ 31”
StarHIP 979298.30219h 54m 08s-35° 59’ 10”
StarHIP 980087.130419h 55m 02s-36° 12’ 06”
StarHIP 976838.014619h 51m 09s-36° 53’ 47”
StarHIP 974438.527219h 48m 20s-34° 36’ 58”
StarHIP 971098.687819h 44m 06s-35° 05’ 17”
StarHIP 970888.343219h 43m 52s-35° 15’ 10”

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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