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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 22.229965
Declination: -20.853303 (J2000)
Magnitude: 18.91
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 31.9°

Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Sun: 1364439860 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) from the Earth: 1487033559 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 27 Aug 2014 15:50 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 1092237.281622h 07m 38s-20° 45’ 33”
StarHIP 1094388.671222h 10m 18s-20° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 1095096.064622h 11m 02s-21° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 1095447.996422h 11m 22s-22° 12’ 31”
StarHIP 1096527.5222h 12m 46s-20° 53’ 25”
StarHIP 1096898.309222h 13m 09s-21° 24’ 21”
StarHIP 1097538.46622h 13m 52s-22° 15’ 51”
StarHIP 1097757.399222h 14m 06s-21° 24’ 40”
StarHIP 1097866.966222h 14m 18s-21° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 1098668.551622h 15m 05s-19° 53’ 44”
StarHIP 1099158.419622h 15m 40s-21° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 1100127.347622h 16m 54s-20° 01’ 31”
StarHIP 1100858.701222h 18m 00s-20° 29’ 58”
StarHIP 1101357.007822h 18m 34s-20° 44’ 23”
GalaxyIC 143513.922h 13m 26s-22° 05’ 48”
GalaxyIC 143812.622h 16m 29s-21° 25’ 54”
GalaxyESO 602-3A14.022h 16m 49s-21° 15’ 00”
GalaxyIC 144313.522h 19m 03s-20° 56’ 26”

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