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 93521019h 02m 49s-42° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 935138.156419h 02m 40s-42° 15’ 59”
StarHIP 929717.676218h 56m 27s-40° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 929478.807618h 56m 13s-41° 20’ 58”
StarHIP 940867.931619h 09m 13s-41° 15’ 51”
StarHIP 937528.76919h 05m 27s-41° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 938488.851819h 06m 44s-40° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 941575.86819h 09m 57s-41° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 934587.130819h 02m 01s-40° 39’ 45”
StarHIP 934958.144819h 02m 25s-41° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 936118.132219h 03m 47s-40° 15’ 04”
StarHIP 930758.695618h 57m 35s-41° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 940054.469619h 08m 20s-40° 29’ 47”
StarHIP 931938.405418h 58m 56s-41° 18’ 49”
StarHIP 934706.2119h 02m 08s-41° 54’ 37”
StarHIP 932507.711818h 59m 41s-40° 37’ 21”
StarHIP 933468.50319h 00m 47s-41° 25’ 04”
StarHIP 935424.733619h 03m 06s-42° 05’ 41”
GalaxyESO 337-1012.519h 05m 59s-42° 21’ 59”
GalaxyESO 337-213.018h 56m 20s-40° 58’ 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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