New comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) added to TheSkyLive

The recently discovered comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) has been added to TheSkyLive. The comet is currently around magnitude 20, 1.3 billion kilometers from the Sun and it will reach its perihelion in April 2016. As shown by the light curve below, according to current computations, this comet could reach magnitude 7 during July 2016. Additional resources:…

Accuracy improvements

The algorithm according to which real time distances and speeds are computed by TheSkyLive has been changed and improved in accuracy. This is a summary of the changes. Before: Speed values indicated the rate of change of the distance from ths Sun and Earth. That’s why, as some users reported, the speed of comet ISON…