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C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2015 ER61 (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 ER61 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 252508.393805h 23m 57s+19° 59’ 57”
StarHIP 253858.76305h 25m 51s+21° 07’ 57”
StarHIP 252688.2905h 24m 15s+20° 08’ 24”
StarHIP 253376.748605h 25m 10s+20° 35’ 01”
StarHIP 257777.045405h 30m 15s+20° 33’ 05”
StarHIP 250868.513405h 22m 14s+19° 50’ 03”
StarHIP 250357.655405h 21m 39s+18° 54’ 24”
StarHIP 249776.080805h 20m 56s+19° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 259088.69505h 31m 46s+19° 33’ 04”
StarHIP 258678.78505h 31m 20s+19° 01’ 24”
StarHIP 249066.645405h 20m 18s+19° 34’ 41”
StarHIP 256687.131205h 28m 58s+20° 26’ 30”
StarHIP 251347.473205h 22m 45s+19° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 252047.106405h 23m 30s+18° 36’ 02”
StarHIP 252308.6205h 23m 45s+20° 34’ 45”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2015 ER61 (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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