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 134847.386402h 53m 38s+14° 40’ 12”
StarHIP 135057.546802h 53m 57s+14° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 135338.550802h 54m 17s+15° 29’ 43”
StarHIP 136437.812202h 55m 40s+14° 42’ 24”
StarHIP 136788.93902h 56m 12s+13° 54’ 47”
StarHIP 138468.358802h 58m 15s+15° 59’ 35”
StarHIP 138718.924402h 58m 39s+15° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 138787.198602h 58m 45s+13° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 140487.255603h 00m 53s+15° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 140697.72403h 01m 17s+14° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 142367.765803h 03m 33s+14° 28’ 14”

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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