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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 144627.93303h 06m 39s-06° 38’ 33”
StarHIP 144878.901203h 07m 00s-07° 14’ 48”
StarHIP 14699003h 09m 52s-06° 53’ 33”
StarHIP 147748.008403h 10m 43s-06° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 148668.512403h 11m 56s-06° 47’ 54”
StarHIP 149188.761803h 12m 27s-08° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 150497.681803h 13m 54s-06° 39’ 51”
StarHIP 150538.439203h 13m 59s-08° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 150808.341203h 14m 26s-07° 10’ 40”
StarHIP 150937.054203h 14m 42s-06° 42’ 08”
StarHIP 152137.215403h 16m 06s-07° 55’ 36”
GalaxyPGC 1175114.003h 08m 26s-07° 48’ 33”

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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