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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 28041005h 55m 49s+20° 10’ 30”
StarHIP 287287.733206h 04m 05s+21° 29’ 39”
StarHIP 284958.622206h 00m 54s+19° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 284257.883406h 00m 09s+19° 59’ 27”
StarHIP 281707.870805h 57m 08s+19° 13’ 00”
StarHIP 283746.87905h 59m 39s+21° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 280468.67505h 55m 51s+19° 23’ 45”
StarHIP 286915.151606h 03m 27s+19° 41’ 26”
StarHIP 283128.411205h 58m 57s+18° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 279655.920605h 54m 56s+19° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 283088.085605h 58m 55s+20° 40’ 35”
StarHIP 287164.62506h 03m 55s+20° 08’ 18”
StarHIP 281697.879605h 57m 07s+20° 58’ 39”
StarHIP 287858.284406h 04m 38s+21° 23’ 43”
StarHIP 279134.351205h 54m 23s+20° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 285197.453806h 01m 10s+19° 25’ 13”
StarHIP 286596.778406h 03m 06s+20° 35’ 10”
StarHIP 285347.214806h 01m 20s+18° 57’ 40”

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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