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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: 22.999012
Declination: -21.222126 (J2000)
Magnitude: 17.53
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 146.3°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1163193072 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1033866005 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 1132428.44522h 55m 54s-20° 31’ 53”
StarHIP 1133667.334422h 57m 37s-20° 16’ 28”
StarHIP 1133998.33222h 57m 56s-19° 49’ 47”
StarHIP 1135767.780223h 00m 16s-22° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 1136917.38123h 01m 34s-22° 25’ 09”
StarHIP 1138015.880223h 02m 44s-20° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 1138548.47223h 03m 24s-20° 36’ 14”
StarHIP 1139207.358623h 04m 11s-22° 14’ 04”

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