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C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 K2 (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/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 848378.752817h 20m 21s+57° 58’ 27”
StarHIP 850866.504217h 23m 22s+57° 00’ 42”
StarHIP 840626.924217h 11m 08s+56° 39’ 33”
StarHIP 849738.616617h 22m 02s+56° 37’ 42”
StarHIP 854448.332417h 27m 41s+57° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 855137.978417h 28m 31s+57° 06’ 37”
StarHIP 843007.761817h 14m 06s+56° 08’ 01”
StarHIP 847628.396217h 19m 31s+58° 31’ 45”
StarHIP 841688.28917h 12m 22s+57° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 851668.364817h 24m 16s+57° 47’ 30”
StarHIP 853948.251817h 27m 00s+57° 49’ 00”
StarHIP 844398.613617h 15m 48s+56° 04’ 39”
StarHIP 843527.850817h 14m 43s+58° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 841297.101817h 11m 54s+57° 58’ 02”
StarHIP 847568.180217h 19m 29s+56° 10’ 45”
StarHIP 848187.926617h 20m 05s+55° 56’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 633813.517h 15m 22s+57° 24’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 638514.017h 28m 01s+57° 31’ 17”
GalaxyPGC 6009511.717h 20m 12s+57° 54’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 637013.917h 23m 25s+56° 58’ 32”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 K2 (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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