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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 1072386.197821h 43m 13s-19° 37’ 15”
StarHIP 1070327.18821h 40m 34s-18° 53’ 44”
StarHIP 1068767.22121h 38m 50s-19° 37’ 31”
StarHIP 1071884.646421h 42m 39s-18° 51’ 58”
StarHIP 1073048.009421h 44m 01s-19° 30’ 31”
StarHIP 1071116.895421h 41m 45s-19° 48’ 22”
StarHIP 1076748.703821h 48m 41s-19° 24’ 48”
StarHIP 1075997.609221h 47m 40s-19° 34’ 40”

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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