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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 877698.37517h 55m 45s+11° 48’ 14”
StarHIP 878378.08317h 56m 42s+11° 52’ 20”
StarHIP 879106.324817h 57m 26s+11° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 879118.368217h 57m 28s+10° 57’ 46”
StarHIP 879768.34317h 58m 16s+10° 10’ 15”
StarHIP 880807.90117h 59m 18s+12° 05’ 08”
StarHIP 881438.373618h 00m 12s+10° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 882046.86918h 00m 44s+09° 33’ 50”
StarHIP 882278.80718h 01m 01s+11° 04’ 09”
StarHIP 882726.981618h 01m 33s+11° 17’ 08”
StarHIP 884487.894218h 03m 29s+10° 17’ 47”
StarHIP 884948.783618h 04m 10s+11° 08’ 35”
StarHIP 886478.952418h 05m 55s+10° 26’ 33”

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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