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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 35812007h 23m 09s+13° 06’ 04”
StarHIP 36153007h 26m 53s+13° 34’ 20”
StarHIP 357848.818207h 22m 52s+11° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 358728.081207h 23m 47s+12° 57’ 56”
StarHIP 363857.481607h 29m 18s+11° 01’ 28”
StarHIP 362618.17107h 27m 59s+12° 10’ 10”
StarHIP 361416.385207h 26m 41s+11° 00’ 31”
StarHIP 363716.578607h 29m 11s+12° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 363746.902207h 29m 12s+11° 34’ 52”
StarHIP 359875.358407h 24m 58s+11° 40’ 10”
StarHIP 366316.42307h 31m 59s+12° 39’ 41”
StarHIP 360278.828607h 25m 26s+12° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 363877.987207h 29m 18s+12° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 364254.416407h 29m 47s+12° 00’ 23”
StarHIP 361896.502807h 27m 09s+11° 57’ 18”
StarHIP 360068.673807h 25m 14s+10° 54’ 16”

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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