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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 36853007h 34m 39s+22° 20’ 16”
StarHIP 372038.678207h 38m 32s+22° 18’ 29”
StarHIP 372108.648607h 38m 37s+23° 47’ 57”
StarHIP 376366.145607h 43m 22s+22° 23’ 57”
StarHIP 371216.868607h 37m 40s+22° 20’ 24”
StarHIP 375227.316407h 42m 05s+22° 55’ 43”
StarHIP 374285.765207h 40m 58s+23° 01’ 06”
StarHIP 368987.18807h 35m 11s+23° 02’ 45”
StarHIP 374767.569407h 41m 34s+22° 07’ 02”
StarHIP 374798.178407h 41m 37s+23° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 377477.275207h 44m 32s+23° 20’ 42”
StarHIP 370848.13907h 37m 13s+21° 22’ 22”
StarHIP 368648.027407h 34m 44s+22° 57’ 11”
StarHIP 374008.455807h 40m 45s+23° 14’ 47”
StarHIP 377997.420607h 45m 01s+23° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 375797.110807h 42m 42s+22° 13’ 26”
StarHIP 371448.160407h 37m 56s+23° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 375178.119607h 42m 00s+24° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 374427.73807h 41m 12s+21° 26’ 49”

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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