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):

StarHIP 83762017h 07m 07s+21° 33’ 14”
StarHIP 835808.831417h 04m 55s+22° 23’ 32”
StarHIP 837758.562417h 07m 20s+21° 41’ 41”
StarHIP 841377.080817h 12m 06s+21° 13’ 44”
StarHIP 839427.004617h 09m 27s+22° 05’ 31”
StarHIP 838688.892417h 08m 25s+20° 21’ 18”
StarHIP 840207.546217h 10m 30s+21° 12’ 55”
StarHIP 842756.72317h 13m 39s+21° 25’ 52”
StarHIP 842627.647817h 13m 30s+22° 44’ 44”
StarHIP 843878.452217h 15m 09s+21° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 836925.44117h 06m 18s+22° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 840958.740617h 11m 33s+22° 43’ 29”

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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