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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 1033916.789420h 56m 47s+01° 42’ 56”
StarHIP 1033997.568620h 56m 53s+00° 30’ 11”
StarHIP 1034008.78720h 56m 53s-00° 04’ 47”
StarHIP 1034145.940820h 57m 10s+00° 27’ 50”
StarHIP 1036118.553220h 59m 32s+01° 03’ 55”
StarHIP 1036778.18721h 00m 29s+01° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 1037227.059821h 01m 04s+01° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 1037427.010621h 01m 22s+01° 04’ 11”
StarHIP 1037608.254421h 01m 33s+01° 30’ 14”
StarHIP 103766021h 01m 38s-00° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 1038068.596621h 02m 05s-00° 01’ 03”
StarHIP 1038926.4121h 03m 03s+01° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 1038937.028221h 03m 04s+01° 41’ 38”
StarHIP 1040907.709821h 05m 19s+00° 43’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 700113.821h 01m 07s-00° 11’ 40”

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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