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C/2017 E1 (Borisov) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) 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 E1 (Borisov) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 22627004h 52m 05s+06° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 22852004h 54m 58s+05° 22’ 55”
StarHIP 229236.492804h 55m 58s+05° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 226428.519604h 52m 18s+05° 40’ 37”
StarHIP 229168.949804h 55m 53s+07° 24’ 15”
StarHIP 225493.682404h 51m 12s+05° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 227567.490604h 53m 41s+06° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 227328.8504h 53m 24s+07° 40’ 45”
StarHIP 226018.1204h 51m 45s+06° 10’ 27”
StarHIP 228898.31304h 55m 22s+05° 38’ 10”
StarHIP 230038.720404h 56m 52s+06° 01’ 48”
StarHIP 228345.212604h 54m 47s+07° 46’ 44”
StarHIP 229386.396204h 56m 09s+07° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 224493.148204h 49m 50s+06° 57’ 40”
StarHIP 224907.21304h 50m 17s+06° 56’ 59”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)

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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