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 647057.548613h 15m 40s+54° 24’ 10”
StarHIP 646398.9513h 14m 55s+54° 08’ 02”
StarHIP 646088.901813h 14m 31s+52° 59’ 32”
StarHIP 646688.981213h 15m 19s+52° 16’ 41”
StarHIP 652908.576413h 22m 52s+53° 43’ 36”
StarHIP 640988.209813h 08m 07s+53° 33’ 37”
StarHIP 654628.710213h 25m 01s+53° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 646318.29313h 14m 50s+54° 28’ 14”
StarHIP 651398.340613h 20m 55s+52° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 639128.87913h 05m 48s+53° 26’ 31”

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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