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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 565105.53411h 35m 04s+54° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 563877.75711h 33m 35s+55° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 562167.43711h 31m 27s+57° 08’ 05”
StarHIP 562897.436411h 32m 20s+56° 05’ 42”
StarHIP 557648.51511h 25m 35s+54° 24’ 30”
StarHIP 561318.741811h 30m 21s+56° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 560836.267611h 29m 43s+56° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 562268.578811h 31m 34s+54° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 558838.371811h 27m 13s+54° 57’ 46”
StarHIP 557975.631211h 25m 57s+55° 51’ 01”
StarHIP 563308.59911h 32m 52s+55° 25’ 06”
StarHIP 558827.63411h 27m 13s+55° 13’ 10”
StarHIP 559058.1111h 27m 33s+56° 34’ 31”
StarHIP 553718.505811h 20m 15s+56° 36’ 24”
StarHIP 561206.425611h 30m 12s+54° 21’ 44”
StarHIP 561587.080611h 30m 42s+56° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 560708.136611h 29m 31s+54° 48’ 07”
StarHIP 566227.049611h 36m 35s+56° 08’ 08”
StarHIP 552728.459211h 19m 11s+55° 54’ 03”
StarHIP 559727.666811h 28m 11s+55° 40’ 05”
StarHIP 552237.25611h 18m 31s+56° 11’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 373312.511h 35m 01s+54° 51’ 06”
GalaxyPGC 3559513.511h 32m 22s+55° 56’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 3683A12.611h 29m 12s+57° 07’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 367413.211h 26m 26s+57° 02’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 368313.211h 27m 31s+56° 52’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 373713.811h 35m 36s+54° 56’ 57”

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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