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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 890317.798418h 10m 14s-42° 24’ 11”
StarHIP 892118.248218h 12m 21s-43° 26’ 37”
StarHIP 883108.561218h 02m 06s-44° 26’ 26”
StarHIP 883987.29518h 03m 02s-43° 27’ 46”
StarHIP 887778.484418h 07m 22s-44° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 885538.414218h 04m 53s-44° 39’ 43”
StarHIP 891607.555418h 11m 46s-43° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 893737.730818h 14m 19s-43° 09’ 14”
StarHIP 893456.848618h 13m 48s-43° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 888037.344218h 07m 40s-43° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 889037.123418h 08m 53s-42° 39’ 25”
StarHIP 885498.676618h 04m 49s-43° 50’ 24”
StarHIP 887264.811418h 06m 49s-43° 25’ 29”
StarHIP 889906.923218h 09m 48s-44° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 883387.358618h 02m 26s-42° 54’ 16”
StarHIP 887128.38518h 06m 37s-42° 36’ 24”
StarHIP 893328.890418h 13m 38s-44° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 891358.149818h 11m 27s-44° 35’ 09”
StarHIP 887117.862418h 06m 36s-43° 37’ 38”
StarHIP 885178.353618h 04m 32s-42° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 891088.86118h 11m 11s-44° 17’ 57”

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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