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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 865466.332817h 41m 10s+15° 10’ 42”
StarHIP 866017.649817h 41m 50s+15° 24’ 57”
StarHIP 866235.516217h 41m 58s+15° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 867326.187217h 43m 22s+14° 17’ 42”
StarHIP 867578.102817h 43m 39s+15° 00’ 50”
StarHIP 868096.188617h 44m 17s+14° 24’ 36”
StarHIP 868168.900817h 44m 21s+16° 00’ 23”
StarHIP 868688.526617h 44m 55s+16° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 869967.964617h 46m 40s+14° 46’ 44”
StarHIP 870128.57317h 46m 48s+14° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 870477.989217h 47m 09s+15° 02’ 13”
StarHIP 870757.689417h 47m 37s+15° 02’ 06”
StarHIP 871137.778617h 47m 56s+14° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 871538.416217h 48m 21s+15° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 871898.085217h 48m 46s+16° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 872878.02717h 50m 07s+15° 29’ 43”
GalaxyUGC 1098513.917h 48m 04s+14° 44’ 27”

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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