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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: 22.167574
Declination: -23.684456 (J2000)
Magnitude: 18.24
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 112.2°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1269226653 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1205705214 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 1089968.845822h 04m 49s-23° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 1090378.82522h 05m 19s-23° 26’ 17”
StarHIP 1091338.828622h 06m 22s-23° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 1092227.712222h 07m 37s-24° 23’ 36”
StarHIP 1092697.725822h 08m 14s-23° 43’ 55”
StarHIP 1093756.282822h 09m 28s-23° 39’ 32”
StarHIP 1094987.964222h 10m 54s-24° 42’ 51”
StarHIP 1095258.670422h 11m 11s-22° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 1097687.95322h 14m 01s-24° 37’ 30”
StarHIP 1098386.85822h 14m 47s-24° 00’ 16”

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