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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 1107076.626822h 25m 48s-20° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 1107358.720822h 26m 04s-18° 21’ 22”
StarHIP 1107558.114422h 26m 17s-18° 33’ 48”
StarHIP 1108298.625222h 27m 12s-19° 26’ 35”
StarHIP 1109828.18522h 29m 06s-20° 24’ 31”
StarHIP 1114018.506222h 34m 07s-19° 21’ 43”
StarHIP 1114068.585622h 34m 10s-18° 41’ 11”
StarHIP 1114208.544622h 34m 24s-19° 03’ 09”
StarHIP 1114528.069822h 34m 41s-19° 51’ 35”

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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