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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 1080728.008221h 53m 46s-20° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 1082038.948221h 55m 18s-19° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 1083527.437421h 57m 04s-19° 11’ 23”
StarHIP 1085028.677421h 58m 50s-19° 36’ 35”
StarHIP 1085458.780621h 59m 18s-20° 00’ 15”
StarHIP 1085627.9221h 59m 27s-17° 59’ 44”
StarHIP 1086378.8822h 00m 30s-20° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 1087088.856822h 01m 14s-19° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 1089998.729222h 04m 52s-19° 04’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 718013.622h 02m 18s-20° 32’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 718513.222h 02m 56s-20° 28’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 718814.022h 03m 28s-20° 19’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 718312.922h 02m 21s-18° 54’ 53”

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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