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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1075907.481821h 47m 28s-16° 45’ 44”
StarHIP 1077976.222221h 50m 12s-16° 50’ 41”
StarHIP 1077247.52621h 49m 19s-18° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 1075097.34921h 46m 27s-17° 55’ 23”
StarHIP 1074548.400621h 45m 51s-17° 59’ 13”
StarHIP 1075947.664421h 47m 36s-17° 17’ 41”
StarHIP 1077718.965621h 49m 59s-18° 42’ 04”
StarHIP 1076107.406821h 47m 44s-18° 12’ 46”
StarHIP 1076748.703821h 48m 41s-19° 24’ 48”
StarHIP 1075997.609221h 47m 40s-19° 34’ 40”
StarHIP 1079016.161621h 51m 41s-18° 37’ 21”
StarHIP 1072637.89721h 43m 32s-17° 23’ 12”

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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