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):

StarHIP 53018.412201h 07m 48s-08° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 5443001h 09m 38s-07° 10’ 46”
StarHIP 54856.29401h 10m 11s-08° 54’ 21”
StarHIP 55907.811201h 11m 41s-07° 55’ 45”
StarHIP 56447.681401h 12m 29s-09° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 56666.495601h 12m 47s-06° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 57607.429401h 13m 55s-07° 37’ 20”
StarHIP 57995.115401h 14m 23s-07° 55’ 24”
StarHIP 59338.874201h 16m 16s-07° 08’ 56”
StarHIP 60486.787801h 17m 42s-07° 39’ 34”
GalaxyPGC 419413.601h 10m 39s-07° 35’ 53”
GalaxyPGC 424913.501h 11m 12s-07° 32’ 48”
GalaxyIC 9013.701h 16m 30s-07° 58’ 39”

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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