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 25249005h 23m 57s+26° 29’ 45”
StarHIP 255568.985605h 27m 45s+26° 08’ 18”
StarHIP 254008.376405h 26m 01s+25° 45’ 35”
StarHIP 259888.227405h 32m 46s+26° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 261778.08505h 34m 51s+25° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 257368.914605h 29m 43s+26° 56’ 14”
StarHIP 259697.114805h 32m 27s+26° 58’ 53”
StarHIP 262257.868405h 35m 17s+25° 49’ 44”
StarHIP 257938.267805h 30m 27s+25° 19’ 57”
StarHIP 258458.931605h 31m 02s+26° 35’ 03”
StarHIP 256955.435405h 29m 16s+25° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 254638.331605h 26m 43s+25° 00’ 42”
StarHIP 252538.143205h 24m 01s+24° 57’ 37”
StarHIP 259257.642605h 31m 56s+26° 41’ 06”

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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