C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) 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 C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1058088.012621h 25m 42s-18° 35’ 14”
StarHIP 1057358.98821h 24m 56s-18° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 1059248.065221h 27m 13s-19° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 1060168.799421h 28m 21s-17° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 1058928.276421h 26m 45s-17° 16’ 12”
StarHIP 1064708.960621h 33m 52s-17° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 1062518.397821h 31m 15s-17° 15’ 35”
StarHIP 1061436.552621h 29m 59s-19° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 1062647.13721h 31m 25s-19° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 1059147.620621h 27m 03s-19° 03’ 29”
StarHIP 1058448.38421h 26m 16s-18° 08’ 57”
StarHIP 1064158.366221h 33m 12s-18° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 1060708.965621h 29m 05s-19° 32’ 28”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

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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