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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 66147.340201h 24m 54s+03° 20’ 58”
StarHIP 66308.58101h 25m 04s+03° 04’ 14”
StarHIP 66796.93901h 25m 40s+02° 58’ 19”
StarHIP 67516.56901h 26m 53s+03° 32’ 08”
StarHIP 67778.801601h 27m 07s+02° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 67837.532401h 27m 16s+03° 48’ 19”
StarHIP 68058.525801h 27m 34s+03° 52’ 39”
StarHIP 69228.94901h 29m 07s+03° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 70228.873601h 30m 29s+02° 58’ 16”
StarHIP 71567.24601h 32m 14s+03° 41’ 06”
StarHIP 71967.811401h 32m 44s+03° 01’ 56”
StarHIP 72818.244201h 33m 45s+03° 46’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 52012.201h 24m 34s+03° 47’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 55013.601h 26m 42s+02° 01’ 18”

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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