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 946527.809819h 15m 36s-38° 50’ 43”
StarHIP 946257.961219h 15m 20s-39° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 941306.331419h 09m 39s-39° 49’ 37”
StarHIP 943268.756819h 11m 57s-39° 30’ 00”
StarHIP 942436.3519h 11m 01s-39° 00’ 16”
StarHIP 941144.097419h 09m 28s-37° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 948638.342619h 18m 12s-38° 23’ 03”
StarHIP 936258.880419h 03m 58s-38° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 943787.13219h 12m 34s-37° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 942147.583619h 10m 47s-38° 54’ 33”
StarHIP 943446.474819h 12m 09s-37° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 942758.977219h 11m 20s-37° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 940337.9519h 08m 39s-39° 57’ 36”
StarHIP 938586.08619h 06m 52s-37° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 941808.920419h 10m 24s-39° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 941603.986219h 10m 01s-39° 20’ 26”

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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