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C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 P2 (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/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1160628.23523h 31m 01s-00° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 1162308.970423h 32m 57s+00° 10’ 49”
StarHIP 116317023h 34m 03s+00° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 1163208.629223h 34m 07s-00° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 1163235.86723h 34m 08s-01° 14’ 51”
StarHIP 1164226.355223h 35m 28s+01° 18’ 47”
StarHIP 1166438.78223h 38m 15s-00° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 1166468.987823h 38m 18s+00° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 1167568.772223h 39m 44s-00° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 1168237.306223h 40m 40s+00° 24’ 57”
StarHIP 1168268.15923h 40m 42s-00° 22’ 58”
StarHIP 1169148.72623h 41m 55s+00° 00’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 771612.823h 36m 30s+00° 17’ 50”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 P2 (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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