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):

StarHIP 89019018h 10m 04s+16° 01’ 49”
StarHIP 890236.138418h 10m 08s+16° 28’ 35”
StarHIP 892088.782218h 12m 18s+17° 18’ 08”
StarHIP 885988.715818h 05m 25s+16° 23’ 42”
StarHIP 895068.122618h 15m 53s+15° 20’ 41”
StarHIP 887788.038218h 07m 24s+15° 57’ 24”
StarHIP 887726.577818h 07m 21s+15° 55’ 00”
StarHIP 892946.725618h 13m 15s+16° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 885907.251818h 05m 18s+15° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 887798.696618h 07m 24s+14° 51’ 59”
StarHIP 887697.092818h 07m 20s+15° 14’ 05”
StarHIP 893507.757618h 13m 55s+16° 24’ 58”
StarHIP 886898.315818h 06m 20s+15° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 887668.578618h 07m 18s+15° 56’ 47”
StarHIP 895368.934818h 16m 12s+16° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 893338.433218h 13m 40s+15° 22’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 657412.818h 11m 50s+14° 58’ 50”

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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