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 888938.197818h 08m 48s+12° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 889708.362418h 09m 36s+11° 58’ 12”
StarHIP 888918.613218h 08m 46s+14° 24’ 22”
StarHIP 892357.528818h 12m 35s+12° 23’ 36”
StarHIP 888626.310418h 08m 33s+14° 17’ 04”
StarHIP 891978.466418h 12m 11s+13° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 888146.609218h 07m 48s+13° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 886308.004418h 05m 44s+13° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 889317.587818h 09m 11s+14° 01’ 33”
StarHIP 891458.104418h 11m 38s+12° 33’ 01”
StarHIP 889388.354618h 09m 15s+13° 29’ 06”
StarHIP 893237.735218h 13m 34s+13° 38’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 657013.318h 11m 07s+14° 05’ 35”

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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