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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 89490018h 15m 43s+18° 56’ 23”
StarHIP 898508.844818h 20m 07s+16° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 901598.537218h 23m 55s+17° 14’ 06”
StarHIP 894218.093618h 14m 57s+18° 28’ 28”
StarHIP 900866.100818h 23m 02s+16° 41’ 16”
StarHIP 896697.329218h 17m 54s+17° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 900675.133618h 22m 48s+17° 49’ 35”
StarHIP 897117.795618h 18m 32s+18° 22’ 51”
StarHIP 897207.849418h 18m 36s+17° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 897618.614218h 19m 03s+17° 28’ 12”
StarHIP 895368.934818h 16m 12s+16° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 896846.241818h 18m 07s+18° 07’ 54”
StarHIP 896108.967418h 17m 12s+19° 02’ 18”

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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