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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 84608.192601h 49m 05s-18° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 79377.690801h 42m 02s-19° 11’ 32”
StarHIP 79867.035801h 42m 35s-20° 10’ 21”
StarHIP 87707.474801h 52m 50s-19° 30’ 24”
StarHIP 87378.58101h 52m 25s-20° 36’ 39”
StarHIP 79828.030801h 42m 30s-19° 21’ 10”
StarHIP 81498.87101h 44m 46s-20° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 81148.89801h 44m 16s-19° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 80608.380201h 43m 32s-19° 24’ 12”
StarHIP 84038.541601h 48m 24s-20° 38’ 35”
StarHIP 83476.407601h 47m 38s-20° 50’ 42”
StarHIP 81218.06401h 44m 22s-20° 35’ 43”
StarHIP 85078.848601h 49m 42s-18° 56’ 09”
GalaxyESO 543-2013.301h 52m 03s-20° 09’ 55”

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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