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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 57731011h 50m 19s+37° 40’ 51”
StarHIP 579396.35711h 52m 55s+37° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 579688.634211h 53m 23s+36° 43’ 56”
StarHIP 576388.148811h 49m 08s+37° 06’ 58”
StarHIP 582027.794211h 56m 12s+36° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 578318.936411h 51m 34s+36° 35’ 14”
StarHIP 580288.996411h 54m 04s+37° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 577888.892211h 51m 00s+36° 53’ 21”
StarHIP 581196.348811h 55m 14s+36° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 578017.461411h 51m 07s+36° 50’ 06”
StarHIP 576088.27211h 48m 39s+36° 29’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 393013.211h 51m 46s+38° 00’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 394111.311h 52m 55s+36° 59’ 13”

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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