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12P/Pons-Brooks live position and data

This page shows Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks 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).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 86950017h 46m 01s+32° 00’ 43”
StarHIP 867237.724817h 43m 15s+32° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 871528.147617h 48m 20s+33° 48’ 01”
StarHIP 870378.987417h 47m 03s+33° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 871238.24317h 48m 01s+32° 39’ 20”
StarHIP 875778.164217h 53m 27s+32° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 868248.179217h 44m 27s+31° 39’ 40”
StarHIP 872318.244417h 49m 24s+33° 11’ 22”
StarHIP 874597.186617h 52m 13s+32° 00’ 50”
StarHIP 868086.993417h 44m 17s+33° 13’ 34”
StarHIP 869256.243617h 45m 40s+31° 30’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 648514.017h 51m 52s+31° 27’ 47”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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