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 866768.24117h 42m 32s+16° 52’ 24”
StarHIP 866368.263217h 42m 06s+17° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 869278.552617h 45m 42s+17° 12’ 51”
StarHIP 868688.526617h 44m 55s+16° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 867108.062417h 43m 01s+17° 40’ 45”
StarHIP 866235.516217h 41m 58s+15° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 867247.984817h 43m 16s+17° 41’ 22”
StarHIP 870288.238217h 46m 56s+17° 53’ 17”
StarHIP 865418.48317h 41m 07s+16° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 870445.622817h 47m 08s+17° 41’ 49”
StarHIP 869757.969417h 46m 27s+17° 34’ 09”
StarHIP 866487.196417h 42m 15s+17° 13’ 42”
StarHIP 871538.416217h 48m 21s+15° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 871898.085217h 48m 46s+16° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 868168.900817h 44m 21s+16° 00’ 23”

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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