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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 161518.051803h 28m 08s-02° 28’ 46”
StarHIP 163896.626603h 31m 03s-00° 28’ 52”
StarHIP 163908.596403h 31m 04s-02° 14’ 50”
StarHIP 165198.974203h 32m 41s-01° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 165288.4103h 32m 48s-00° 30’ 09”
StarHIP 165438.891203h 33m 03s-01° 17’ 43”
StarHIP 165587.313203h 33m 12s-01° 51’ 38”
StarHIP 165828.611203h 33m 29s-02° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 166008.507803h 33m 40s-00° 23’ 53”
StarHIP 167278.42803h 35m 12s-00° 44’ 18”
StarHIP 168098.791803h 36m 21s-01° 34’ 06”

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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