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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 4086000h 52m 26s-25° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 40798.37300h 52m 18s-26° 23’ 53”
StarHIP 37757.952800h 48m 31s-26° 22’ 08”
StarHIP 40608.985400h 51m 58s-27° 37’ 28”
StarHIP 37068.834800h 47m 34s-25° 23’ 41”
StarHIP 42338.682600h 53m 59s-25° 02’ 32”
StarHIP 43798.852600h 56m 06s-26° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 42348.820800h 54m 00s-25° 02’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 2538.000h 47m 34s-25° 17’ 31”

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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