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C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

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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 horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 23.330833
Declination: -18.369763 (J2000)
Magnitude: 17.44
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 80.1°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1081310515 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1097137715 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 27 Aug 2014 15:50 UTC []

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 1147358.496223h 14m 31s-18° 52’ 35”
StarHIP 1149388.266223h 16m 50s-17° 16’ 58”
StarHIP 1149516.792823h 16m 58s-18° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 1149707.241223h 17m 09s-18° 09’ 56”
StarHIP 1150786.587223h 18m 29s-18° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 1151445.810623h 19m 24s-18° 04’ 31”
StarHIP 1152846.869223h 20m 55s-18° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 1152867.702223h 20m 56s-18° 59’ 18”
StarHIP 1154947.809623h 23m 44s-19° 06’ 34”
StarHIP 1155057.4423h 23m 52s-17° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 1155268.621423h 24m 05s-17° 42’ 01”
StarHIP 1155286.095823h 24m 07s-18° 41’ 17”
StarHIP 1156148.549623h 25m 12s-18° 05’ 44”

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