C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 Y2 (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 Y2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 87062017h 47m 27s-08° 46’ 44”
StarHIP 867348.792217h 43m 23s-09° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 869367.76617h 45m 50s-10° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 872368.895417h 49m 27s-07° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 868328.095417h 44m 34s-10° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 871778.245217h 48m 38s-10° 16’ 25”
StarHIP 869857.288617h 46m 31s-07° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 868848.26117h 45m 07s-09° 48’ 54”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 Y2 (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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