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C/2017 B3 (LINEAR) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 B3 (LINEAR) 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/2017 B3 (LINEAR) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 586908.688612h 02m 13s-67° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 588048.525612h 03m 40s-68° 18’ 11”
StarHIP 588845.351812h 04m 38s-68° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 589727.868812h 05m 30s-67° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 590466.09912h 06m 19s-68° 39’ 05”
StarHIP 592217.917812h 08m 45s-68° 38’ 21”
StarHIP 592817.450212h 09m 38s-67° 27’ 14”
StarHIP 593498.826212h 10m 28s-67° 10’ 36”
StarHIP 593896.338412h 11m 01s-68° 15’ 39”
StarHIP 594738.97212h 11m 55s-66° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 596797.12912h 14m 17s-66° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 596897.437212h 14m 26s-66° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 597928.009412h 15m 36s-67° 53’ 41”
StarHIP 59929012h 17m 34s-67° 57’ 38”
StarHIP 599348.8412h 17m 36s-66° 58’ 06”
StarHIP 600688.2212h 19m 04s-66° 39’ 34”
StarHIP 601697.654212h 20m 18s-66° 17’ 00”
StarHIP 602157.893812h 20m 51s-67° 32’ 15”
StarHIP 603205.14412h 22m 07s-67° 31’ 19”
StarHIP 603295.632212h 22m 12s-68° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 603358.79912h 22m 16s-67° 16’ 14”
StarHIP 603768.15112h 22m 48s-67° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 60417012h 23m 15s-67° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 605768.366412h 24m 59s-68° 26’ 06”
StarHIP 607878.77412h 27m 31s-66° 56’ 53”
StarHIP 609078.504612h 28m 56s-67° 39’ 38”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 B3 (LINEAR)

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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