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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 213188.341404h 34m 35s+21° 06’ 20”
StarHIP 213416.73104h 34m 45s+22° 41’ 32”
StarHIP 213808.82804h 35m 17s+23° 02’ 43”
StarHIP 213998.072204h 35m 36s+22° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 214367.53504h 36m 13s+21° 32’ 11”
StarHIP 214428.1204h 36m 17s+21° 41’ 21”
StarHIP 214595.99804h 36m 29s+23° 20’ 27”
StarHIP 216045.865404h 38m 15s+20° 41’ 05”
StarHIP 216377.45304h 38m 51s+23° 09’ 00”
StarHIP 216778.58304h 39m 13s+22° 39’ 08”
StarHIP 217068.047404h 39m 38s+21° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 218187.984204h 41m 19s+20° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 218408.466604h 41m 43s+22° 43’ 53”
StarHIP 218568.828404h 41m 59s+21° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 218814.273404h 42m 14s+22° 57’ 25”
StarHIP 220136.918204h 43m 54s+22° 56’ 40”
StarHIP 220428.256804h 44m 22s+21° 39’ 27”

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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