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C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2012 K1 (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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 23.250645
Declination: -19.401615 (J2000)
Magnitude: 17.47
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 112.0°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1122045256 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1056187304 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 27 Aug 2014 15:50 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 1144788.655223h 11m 02s-18° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 1146307.63823h 13m 16s-18° 22’ 10”
StarHIP 1147057.49323h 14m 07s-19° 41’ 45”
StarHIP 114719023h 14m 16s-19° 38’ 39”
StarHIP 1147358.496223h 14m 31s-18° 52’ 35”
StarHIP 1147407.958823h 14m 35s-20° 01’ 07”
StarHIP 1149516.792823h 16m 58s-18° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 1149687.698823h 17m 08s-20° 41’ 05”
StarHIP 1149707.241223h 17m 09s-18° 09’ 56”
StarHIP 1150786.587223h 18m 29s-18° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 1152867.702223h 20m 56s-18° 59’ 18”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)