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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 107376021h 44m 54s+44° 17’ 14”
StarHIP 1077927.022621h 50m 10s+43° 53’ 17”
StarHIP 1076367.534421h 48m 08s+45° 48’ 15”
StarHIP 1082408.844621h 55m 41s+43° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 1076047.808421h 47m 41s+44° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 1081618.395621h 54m 49s+45° 47’ 29”
StarHIP 1081148.42121h 54m 15s+45° 32’ 35”
StarHIP 1081987.37521h 55m 14s+44° 25’ 07”
StarHIP 1076347.417621h 48m 04s+44° 20’ 39”
StarHIP 1078667.440221h 51m 12s+44° 26’ 26”
StarHIP 1079537.731421h 52m 13s+43° 47’ 01”
StarHIP 1076158.326821h 47m 48s+44° 58’ 40”
StarHIP 1079078.298221h 51m 45s+46° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 1083508.476221h 57m 02s+45° 49’ 23”
StarHIP 1081378.24321h 54m 31s+44° 02’ 52”
StarHIP 1082247.72921h 55m 29s+44° 56’ 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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