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 109062022h 05m 37s-16° 33’ 17”
StarHIP 1092448.615822h 07m 52s-17° 55’ 51”
StarHIP 1092438.509622h 07m 52s-16° 00’ 05”
StarHIP 1085608.50321h 59m 25s-17° 18’ 38”
StarHIP 1089188.677622h 03m 45s-15° 54’ 48”
StarHIP 1087117.607822h 01m 18s-17° 30’ 59”
StarHIP 1092978.919422h 08m 31s-16° 36’ 42”
StarHIP 1089368.05522h 04m 11s-17° 48’ 44”
StarHIP 1087846.189422h 02m 11s-17° 54’ 11”
StarHIP 1087976.317222h 02m 26s-16° 57’ 53”
StarHIP 1086227.84622h 00m 18s-17° 23’ 10”
StarHIP 1092717.790222h 08m 15s-17° 50’ 08”
StarHIP 1092907.2322h 08m 26s-16° 32’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 721812.622h 10m 11s-16° 39’ 34”

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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