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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 1079267.834621h 51m 58s+38° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 1076717.94621h 48m 36s+39° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 1086677.552222h 00m 52s+39° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 1078418.210821h 50m 52s+39° 36’ 32”
StarHIP 1085648.043421h 59m 30s+37° 58’ 31”
StarHIP 1086018.880222h 00m 01s+39° 13’ 58”
StarHIP 1079588.180621h 52m 19s+39° 48’ 06”
StarHIP 1078087.758621h 50m 26s+39° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 1080148.515621h 52m 58s+38° 20’ 36”
StarHIP 1076537.183221h 48m 18s+38° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 1076646.106221h 48m 29s+38° 38’ 54”
StarHIP 1077388.462221h 49m 30s+39° 00’ 06”
StarHIP 1077227.509821h 49m 17s+38° 20’ 51”
StarHIP 1086957.115422h 01m 06s+39° 14’ 45”
StarHIP 1077698.53221h 49m 58s+37° 45’ 14”
StarHIP 1084477.669821h 58m 06s+38° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 1078127.859421h 50m 30s+37° 35’ 24”
StarHIP 1079347.445821h 52m 02s+38° 57’ 16”
StarHIP 1079976.99121h 52m 48s+38° 50’ 07”
StarHIP 1078566.204421h 51m 04s+39° 32’ 11”
StarHIP 1087508.378222h 01m 46s+39° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 1081558.447421h 54m 44s+39° 56’ 07”

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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