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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 41958.645800h 53m 35s-24° 01’ 46”
StarHIP 47308.80901h 00m 44s-24° 16’ 17”
StarHIP 42758.670400h 54m 43s-23° 55’ 12”
StarHIP 41646.50900h 53m 12s-24° 46’ 37”
StarHIP 46568.759200h 59m 50s-24° 33’ 08”
StarHIP 41045.348200h 52m 40s-24° 00’ 21”
StarHIP 45477.77600h 58m 12s-25° 52’ 35”
StarHIP 42338.682600h 53m 59s-25° 02’ 32”
StarHIP 43798.852600h 56m 06s-26° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 43266.967600h 55m 22s-24° 39’ 36”
StarHIP 47538.766601h 01m 06s-24° 44’ 53”
StarHIP 42348.820800h 54m 00s-25° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 44427.18300h 56m 49s-25° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 47167.251201h 00m 33s-25° 44’ 56”
StarHIP 44208.835600h 56m 37s-23° 39’ 23”

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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