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 86214017h 37m 04s-44° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 86489017h 40m 26s-43° 51’ 56”
StarHIP 864278.170817h 39m 32s-42° 58’ 42”
StarHIP 867888.266217h 44m 02s-44° 38’ 06”
StarHIP 866518.516217h 42m 16s-42° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 865718.225617h 41m 28s-44° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 864908.218617h 40m 27s-43° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 869057.752817h 45m 26s-43° 36’ 28”
StarHIP 869568.67417h 46m 08s-44° 36’ 33”
StarHIP 863116.090817h 38m 08s-42° 52’ 48”
StarHIP 863568.0717h 38m 46s-44° 06’ 00”
StarHIP 863757.199617h 38m 59s-43° 08’ 42”
StarHIP 862281.815417h 37m 19s-42° 59’ 52”
StarHIP 870337.624417h 46m 57s-43° 29’ 36”
StarHIP 862508.53517h 37m 28s-44° 09’ 22”
StarHIP 864067.675417h 39m 20s-43° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 860318.053617h 34m 54s-42° 55’ 01”
StarHIP 868475.869417h 44m 42s-42° 43’ 45”
StarHIP 867188.245617h 43m 07s-44° 46’ 00”
StarHIP 871258.080417h 48m 01s-43° 26’ 36”
StarHIP 862897.112217h 37m 53s-42° 34’ 00”

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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