C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 T2 (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 T2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 182458.269603h 54m 07s-06° 31’ 37”
StarHIP 183347.69803h 55m 09s-04° 58’ 30”
StarHIP 181226.704403h 52m 30s-05° 03’ 15”
StarHIP 182688.236203h 54m 28s-05° 51’ 04”
StarHIP 181696.559803h 53m 08s-06° 38’ 01”
StarHIP 181647.472603h 52m 59s-04° 22’ 14”
StarHIP 182767.89303h 54m 34s-04° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 183887.022803h 55m 49s-04° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 184198.178803h 56m 16s-05° 09’ 10”
StarHIP 179577.630803h 50m 20s-05° 04’ 33”
StarHIP 186065.739403h 58m 52s-05° 28’ 10”
StarHIP 182808.880203h 54m 35s-06° 49’ 38”
StarHIP 181415.489803h 52m 41s-05° 21’ 40”
StarHIP 179878.09503h 50m 41s-04° 37’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 146814.003h 52m 12s-06° 20’ 57”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 T2 (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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