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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 875158.198217h 52m 49s+17° 49’ 59”
StarHIP 874397.54117h 52m 02s+16° 37’ 57”
StarHIP 881817.244418h 00m 31s+17° 06’ 11”
StarHIP 874818.422617h 52m 26s+17° 14’ 29”
StarHIP 876438.961217h 54m 07s+16° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 879438.808817h 57m 56s+17° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 874856.582617h 52m 31s+16° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 878346.459417h 56m 37s+18° 36’ 44”
StarHIP 876268.791417h 53m 58s+18° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 876208.115617h 53m 56s+18° 35’ 24”
StarHIP 873557.939417h 50m 58s+18° 21’ 00”
StarHIP 878236.636217h 56m 24s+18° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 881997.644418h 00m 42s+17° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 880158.932817h 58m 40s+18° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 876927.746217h 54m 40s+18° 11’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 649513.517h 54m 50s+18° 19’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 650013.117h 55m 58s+18° 20’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 650113.317h 56m 03s+18° 22’ 26”

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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