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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 1058178.469421h 25m 50s+38° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 1059425.298821h 27m 21s+37° 07’ 00”
StarHIP 1062167.758621h 30m 48s+37° 57’ 59”
StarHIP 1061337.594821h 29m 53s+36° 10’ 41”
StarHIP 1061928.844621h 30m 35s+38° 25’ 59”
StarHIP 1059217.54921h 27m 08s+36° 55’ 32”
StarHIP 1056376.291421h 23m 48s+37° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 1056767.736821h 24m 16s+37° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 1062487.966421h 31m 11s+38° 45’ 30”
StarHIP 1060908.133621h 29m 25s+38° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 1066478.017221h 36m 08s+37° 52’ 35”
StarHIP 1058115.921621h 25m 47s+36° 40’ 02”
StarHIP 1058947.608621h 26m 47s+37° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 1061198.284621h 29m 41s+36° 47’ 54”
StarHIP 1063818.913221h 32m 48s+36° 19’ 46”
StarHIP 1065514.757821h 34m 46s+38° 32’ 01”
StarHIP 1066298.994421h 35m 52s+37° 49’ 48”

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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