C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2015 O1 (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 O1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 394167.30808h 03m 27s+16° 50’ 51”
StarHIP 390467.465607h 59m 17s+16° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 392158.852408h 01m 15s+18° 23’ 22”
StarHIP 388908.120807h 57m 31s+18° 06’ 03”
StarHIP 391717.881608h 00m 43s+16° 35’ 17”
StarHIP 392268.396408h 01m 23s+16° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 394608.707808h 03m 55s+16° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 394347.68408h 03m 40s+17° 43’ 33”
StarHIP 395877.715408h 05m 21s+17° 37’ 18”
StarHIP 389358.488807h 58m 00s+17° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 389755.867807h 58m 31s+16° 31’ 07”
StarHIP 393517.681808h 02m 36s+15° 54’ 54”
StarHIP 391697.008408h 00m 41s+18° 14’ 44”
StarHIP 391208.88408h 00m 12s+15° 58’ 21”
StarHIP 392365.981808h 01m 30s+16° 27’ 19”
StarHIP 391775.457408h 00m 47s+17° 18’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 251414.008h 02m 49s+15° 48’ 28”
GalaxyUGC 413914.007h 59m 24s+16° 25’ 14”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2015 O1 (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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