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 866088.51617h 41m 55s+21° 07’ 44”
StarHIP 866348.16217h 42m 06s+20° 09’ 58”
StarHIP 872228.073817h 49m 11s+20° 11’ 49”
StarHIP 871585.60217h 48m 24s+20° 33’ 55”
StarHIP 865966.699217h 41m 47s+21° 30’ 06”
StarHIP 865767.807217h 41m 32s+19° 08’ 50”
StarHIP 867438.882217h 43m 29s+19° 32’ 48”
StarHIP 869188.792817h 45m 36s+19° 43’ 31”
StarHIP 867227.435217h 43m 15s+21° 36’ 38”
StarHIP 871788.018617h 48m 39s+21° 04’ 48”
StarHIP 867278.049617h 43m 18s+18° 49’ 26”
StarHIP 872457.316217h 49m 34s+20° 38’ 14”
StarHIP 866568.102217h 42m 20s+19° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 868288.582817h 44m 32s+18° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 863198.56517h 38m 14s+20° 33’ 08”
StarHIP 867388.255617h 43m 25s+21° 39’ 43”
StarHIP 868828.051617h 45m 02s+19° 17’ 25”
StarHIP 870418.736817h 47m 07s+19° 28’ 10”

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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