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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 847078.728217h 18m 55s+00° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 846838.299217h 18m 43s+00° 59’ 37”
StarHIP 841667.767217h 12m 22s-00° 46’ 25”
StarHIP 845144.623417h 16m 36s-00° 26’ 42”
StarHIP 845005.906417h 16m 31s+01° 12’ 38”
StarHIP 848047.883617h 20m 00s-00° 19’ 32”
StarHIP 842176.602817h 12m 54s+00° 21’ 07”
StarHIP 846437.867417h 18m 14s-00° 45’ 52”
StarHIP 842468.904417h 13m 17s+00° 40’ 22”
StarHIP 844368.87217h 15m 45s-01° 17’ 36”

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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