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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: 22.342904
Declination: -23.730745 (J2000)
Magnitude: 18.00
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 139.0°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1238641354 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1121659228 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 1098386.85822h 14m 47s-24° 00’ 16”
StarHIP 1099527.379622h 16m 07s-23° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 1100186.078622h 16m 59s-23° 08’ 24”
StarHIP 1100607.536622h 17m 31s-23° 06’ 52”
StarHIP 1101267.271822h 18m 28s-23° 19’ 51”
StarHIP 1101758.32322h 18m 58s-22° 47’ 42”
StarHIP 1102108.098422h 19m 27s-23° 48’ 08”
StarHIP 1105295.438422h 23m 30s-24° 45’ 45”
StarHIP 1106167.499822h 24m 33s-23° 22’ 02”
StarHIP 1107466.295422h 26m 10s-23° 40’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 724713.422h 17m 40s-23° 43’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 725212.122h 20m 44s-24° 40’ 41”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)