C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 S2 (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 S2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 31561006h 36m 22s+27° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 317375.748206h 38m 23s+28° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 312338.199606h 33m 04s+30° 19’ 31”
StarHIP 314345.273606h 35m 12s+28° 01’ 20”
StarHIP 318526.059806h 39m 33s+28° 15’ 47”
StarHIP 320196.319606h 41m 20s+28° 11’ 47”
StarHIP 310368.07706h 30m 45s+29° 49’ 42”
StarHIP 315628.309206h 36m 22s+30° 06’ 19”
StarHIP 312307.976606h 33m 03s+29° 24’ 23”
StarHIP 314448.38506h 35m 15s+28° 26’ 33”
StarHIP 319698.203606h 40m 52s+30° 12’ 41”
StarHIP 318568.87106h 39m 35s+28° 22’ 11”
StarHIP 315598.72406h 36m 20s+29° 43’ 41”
StarHIP 312877.375406h 33m 41s+27° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 318538.044806h 39m 33s+30° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 320146.912606h 41m 18s+29° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 321207.461806h 42m 32s+29° 22’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 S2 (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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