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 1065595.672621h 34m 51s-20° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 1065947.920821h 35m 18s-19° 14’ 40”
StarHIP 1070327.18821h 40m 34s-18° 53’ 44”
StarHIP 1065686.696421h 34m 54s-20° 15’ 09”
StarHIP 1067156.740421h 36m 58s-18° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 1068767.22121h 38m 50s-19° 37’ 31”
StarHIP 1064708.960621h 33m 52s-17° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 1068688.340421h 38m 40s-18° 41’ 29”
StarHIP 1061436.552621h 29m 59s-19° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 1067687.44821h 37m 37s-19° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 1066737.85921h 36m 22s-18° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 1062647.13721h 31m 25s-19° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 1064158.366221h 33m 12s-18° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 1067234.51621h 37m 04s-19° 27’ 57”
StarHIP 1067417.166221h 37m 21s-18° 26’ 27”

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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