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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 234028.104205h 01m 46s+26° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 234158.214205h 01m 57s+28° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 239336.925605h 08m 35s+28° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 236337.492205h 04m 50s+26° 43’ 15”
StarHIP 230228.950204h 57m 03s+28° 15’ 37”
StarHIP 240195.99605h 09m 45s+28° 01’ 50”
StarHIP 238147.625405h 07m 05s+26° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 233368.594805h 01m 09s+29° 20’ 05”
StarHIP 233956.744605h 01m 44s+26° 40’ 15”
StarHIP 232268.65704h 59m 53s+27° 19’ 13”
StarHIP 230568.880404h 57m 40s+27° 22’ 33”
StarHIP 236146.591405h 04m 37s+27° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 239068.722605h 08m 08s+28° 22’ 33”
StarHIP 240208.556805h 09m 45s+28° 02’ 01”
StarHIP 232286.946604h 59m 53s+27° 19’ 32”

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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