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 1066318.672221h 35m 52s-15° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 1066218.685221h 35m 44s-16° 39’ 20”
StarHIP 1064708.960621h 33m 52s-17° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 1062518.397821h 31m 15s-17° 15’ 35”
StarHIP 1068057.121221h 37m 56s-17° 12’ 34”
StarHIP 1067898.42121h 37m 48s-16° 15’ 08”
StarHIP 1069853.655221h 40m 05s-16° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 1066737.85921h 36m 22s-18° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 1068598.222421h 38m 33s-16° 51’ 49”
StarHIP 1067417.166221h 37m 21s-18° 26’ 27”
StarHIP 1064567.1521h 33m 40s-16° 12’ 02”

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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