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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: 22.689364
Declination: -22.766108 (J2000)
Magnitude: 17.76
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 166.5°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1198244741 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1050759736 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 1116978.24222h 37m 36s-21° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 1117677.76422h 38m 24s-22° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 1118308.144422h 39m 06s-22° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 1118658.09222h 39m 32s-22° 46’ 43”
StarHIP 1119927.050222h 41m 04s-23° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 1119968.680222h 41m 07s-24° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 112069022h 41m 58s-21° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 1121627.04122h 43m 01s-21° 39’ 27”
StarHIP 1122698.486422h 44m 25s-23° 45’ 53”
StarHIP 1123218.521822h 45m 01s-22° 59’ 06”
StarHIP 1123318.922422h 45m 10s-23° 06’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 734113.322h 39m 05s-22° 39’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 735913.522h 44m 47s-23° 41’ 12”
GalaxyESO 534-2413.722h 45m 14s-22° 43’ 48”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)