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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 90265018h 25m 04s+24° 38’ 08”
StarHIP 901208.37418h 23m 25s+23° 27’ 18”
StarHIP 898368.717818h 19m 57s+23° 40’ 16”
StarHIP 894918.604818h 15m 45s+23° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 897788.080218h 19m 17s+23° 24’ 46”
StarHIP 899948.847418h 21m 44s+23° 55’ 49”
StarHIP 900235.265418h 22m 08s+23° 17’ 05”
StarHIP 898478.693218h 20m 06s+25° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 897228.513818h 18m 38s+23° 34’ 08”
StarHIP 901298.857818h 23m 34s+25° 33’ 58”
StarHIP 896836.30118h 18m 07s+23° 17’ 48”
StarHIP 901436.900218h 23m 46s+23° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 895617.21518h 16m 31s+23° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 898018.862218h 19m 37s+22° 57’ 46”
StarHIP 903857.84618h 26m 34s+24° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 897735.130618h 19m 10s+24° 26’ 45”
StarHIP 899756.98818h 21m 27s+25° 03’ 24”
StarHIP 897067.44118h 18m 29s+24° 26’ 20”
StarHIP 896968.48518h 18m 19s+25° 19’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 659913.618h 15m 42s+24° 54’ 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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