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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 88673018h 06m 08s-41° 06’ 58”
StarHIP 890317.798418h 10m 14s-42° 24’ 11”
StarHIP 897266.298818h 18m 40s-42° 17’ 18”
StarHIP 891607.555418h 11m 46s-43° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 892748.02818h 13m 01s-42° 17’ 17”
StarHIP 891218.18718h 11m 20s-40° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 886288.327218h 05m 44s-41° 25’ 54”
StarHIP 890408.956818h 10m 25s-41° 45’ 22”
StarHIP 889037.123418h 08m 53s-42° 39’ 25”
StarHIP 895527.376218h 16m 23s-40° 28’ 19”
StarHIP 894428.198218h 15m 15s-40° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 891478.901618h 11m 40s-40° 24’ 47”
StarHIP 890995.832418h 11m 05s-41° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 893767.897218h 14m 20s-41° 54’ 33”
StarHIP 893356.87118h 13m 40s-41° 07’ 36”
StarHIP 892905.472418h 13m 12s-41° 20’ 09”
StarHIP 892258.171618h 12m 29s-41° 42’ 57”
StarHIP 891507.722418h 11m 42s-40° 12’ 38”

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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