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P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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 P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 612125.70812h 32m 36s-13° 51’ 32”
StarHIP 609178.336812h 29m 05s-13° 18’ 02”
StarHIP 611538.198412h 31m 52s-12° 40’ 46”
StarHIP 614496.593812h 35m 33s-12° 01’ 15”
StarHIP 611138.829212h 31m 30s-13° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 615358.964812h 36m 24s-12° 32’ 51”
StarHIP 616497.731612h 38m 17s-12° 23’ 08”
StarHIP 614866.585212h 35m 52s-12° 04’ 09”
StarHIP 612965.503612h 33m 34s-12° 49’ 49”
StarHIP 614658.293812h 35m 43s-12° 01’ 02”
StarHIP 616518.085412h 38m 17s-14° 03’ 34”
StarHIP 609946.346612h 30m 04s-13° 23’ 34”
StarHIP 611068.5612h 31m 23s-12° 28’ 54”
StarHIP 614667.878212h 35m 43s-12° 01’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)

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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