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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 863308.223217h 38m 22s+11° 29’ 09”
StarHIP 869127.048617h 45m 31s+13° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 860417.27217h 35m 02s+13° 08’ 15”
StarHIP 866637.635417h 42m 26s+13° 43’ 16”
StarHIP 862127.857217h 37m 03s+11° 39’ 19”
StarHIP 861796.830417h 36m 36s+13° 48’ 47”
StarHIP 863337.411217h 38m 25s+12° 44’ 14”
StarHIP 864357.52117h 39m 40s+13° 17’ 02”
StarHIP 859796.44217h 34m 21s+13° 09’ 39”
StarHIP 861726.895217h 36m 33s+13° 15’ 33”
StarHIP 862838.238817h 37m 49s+11° 41’ 16”
StarHIP 868777.537817h 45m 00s+13° 01’ 28”
StarHIP 868136.88617h 44m 18s+13° 47’ 02”
StarHIP 860708.099617h 35m 26s+13° 21’ 42”
StarHIP 863736.090217h 38m 57s+13° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 867008.644617h 42m 52s+13° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 860322.072217h 34m 56s+12° 33’ 38”
StarHIP 861076.611817h 35m 50s+12° 02’ 48”

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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