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Where is Comet 289P/Blanpain?

Comet 289P/Blanpain is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 14h 19m 07s and the Declination is -11° 20’ 47”.

14h 19m 07s
-11° 20’ 47”
  • 289P/Blanpain is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 17° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 289P/Blanpain is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 289P/Blanpain rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 289P/Blanpain is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 289P/Blanpain are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 289P/Blanpain in Virgo on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 289P/Blanpain