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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 991037.615220h 07m 13s+21° 06’ 13”
StarHIP 986616.506620h 02m 22s+22° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 982558.101219h 57m 56s+20° 32’ 27”
StarHIP 990287.73620h 06m 14s+20° 31’ 08”
StarHIP 984738.09120h 00m 20s+22° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 987806.45920h 03m 42s+21° 29’ 47”
StarHIP 990008.110820h 05m 56s+22° 13’ 45”
StarHIP 986568.391820h 02m 17s+20° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 981696.615619h 57m 00s+20° 59’ 54”
StarHIP 986608.49420h 02m 21s+19° 43’ 25”
StarHIP 984287.654419h 59m 55s+19° 53’ 22”
StarHIP 986968.287220h 02m 46s+21° 51’ 15”
StarHIP 987917.153620h 03m 51s+21° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 982147.419219h 57m 29s+21° 45’ 24”
StarHIP 989204.986820h 05m 09s+19° 59’ 27”
StarHIP 982958.637819h 58m 17s+22° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 991998.4620h 08m 19s+20° 32’ 10”

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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