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 898627.763618h 20m 18s+21° 04’ 24”
StarHIP 900777.039618h 22m 56s+20° 57’ 49”
StarHIP 904248.525618h 26m 59s+20° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 901766.722418h 24m 05s+20° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 903637.559818h 26m 20s+20° 28’ 42”
StarHIP 907296.406218h 30m 41s+20° 48’ 56”
StarHIP 903578.446218h 26m 15s+18° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 899428.410418h 21m 06s+19° 55’ 19”
StarHIP 900767.959618h 22m 55s+19° 08’ 57”
StarHIP 903647.943618h 26m 21s+19° 10’ 52”
StarHIP 906078.846818h 29m 20s+19° 46’ 31”
StarHIP 903387.666818h 25m 56s+21° 36’ 21”
StarHIP 898858.68318h 20m 27s+20° 55’ 08”
StarHIP 899417.47118h 21m 06s+20° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 904797.383818h 27m 43s+19° 17’ 43”

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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