C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 S3 (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 S3 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 47307009h 38m 24s+02° 40’ 43”
StarHIP 470148.863809h 34m 54s+01° 11’ 58”
StarHIP 467326.683809h 31m 31s+01° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 472927.683809h 38m 17s+01° 50’ 06”
StarHIP 475957.888409h 42m 17s+02° 18’ 47”
StarHIP 470817.810409h 35m 40s+02° 38’ 14”
StarHIP 470107.850209h 34m 51s+00° 39’ 27”
StarHIP 467187.839409h 31m 23s+02° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 476288.769809h 42m 41s+01° 47’ 45”
StarHIP 468406.057609h 32m 41s+01° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 472376.763809h 37m 40s+01° 41’ 45”
StarHIP 472208.312209h 37m 25s+01° 52’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 293613.909h 37m 43s+02° 45’ 07”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 S3 (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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