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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 775608.92115h 50m 06s-39° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 777898.28515h 53m 02s-39° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 778887.582415h 54m 24s-41° 10’ 22”
StarHIP 779517.497815h 55m 07s-40° 36’ 45”
StarHIP 779628.084615h 55m 18s-39° 34’ 19”
StarHIP 780277.321415h 55m 56s-40° 47’ 11”
StarHIP 780427.036615h 56m 05s-40° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 780466.024815h 56m 06s-39° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 780578.61215h 56m 12s-38° 50’ 38”
StarHIP 781638.617815h 57m 39s-39° 14’ 59”
StarHIP 782677.956615h 58m 52s-38° 59’ 50”
StarHIP 783248.159415h 59m 30s-40° 51’ 54”
StarHIP 783676.34615h 59m 57s-40° 39’ 11”
StarHIP 784356.66516h 00m 46s-39° 05’ 18”
StarHIP 784456.228216h 00m 53s-40° 26’ 08”
StarHIP 784568.917816h 01m 01s-39° 42’ 08”

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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