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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1016917.976620h 36m 42s+50° 53’ 23”
StarHIP 1009198.415420h 27m 40s+49° 56’ 19”
StarHIP 1015377.256420h 34m 40s+49° 10’ 38”
StarHIP 1008595.70720h 27m 02s+49° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 1012847.528220h 31m 46s+49° 32’ 32”
StarHIP 1021718.55120h 42m 10s+49° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 1016117.481820h 35m 33s+50° 25’ 29”
StarHIP 1010687.586420h 29m 20s+50° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 1022337.285220h 42m 55s+49° 03’ 09”
StarHIP 1016338.226820h 35m 58s+50° 43’ 13”
StarHIP 1009886.5120h 28m 30s+48° 55’ 08”
StarHIP 1015147.042420h 34m 16s+49° 46’ 23”
StarHIP 1017278.227420h 37m 12s+48° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 1019808.957620h 39m 59s+48° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 1012435.29720h 31m 18s+49° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 1011407.63120h 30m 04s+48° 38’ 29”
StarHIP 1012066.64120h 30m 52s+49° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 1012958.812820h 31m 53s+48° 20’ 15”
StarHIP 1012038.8420h 30m 50s+50° 50’ 20”
StarHIP 1011384.949820h 30m 03s+48° 57’ 05”
StarHIP 1011646.47420h 30m 19s+49° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 1013986.61220h 32m 59s+49° 50’ 28”
StarHIP 1013506.986220h 32m 25s+48° 12’ 59”
StarHIP 1017027.00420h 36m 50s+49° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 1011358.684820h 30m 01s+48° 46’ 45”

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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