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 884068.78418h 03m 05s+52° 36’ 11”
StarHIP 872125.022817h 49m 04s+50° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 878332.07717h 56m 36s+51° 29’ 20”
StarHIP 881558.01418h 00m 18s+52° 51’ 15”
StarHIP 881297.772418h 00m 03s+50° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 873987.91717h 51m 38s+51° 06’ 51”
StarHIP 874838.154817h 52m 28s+50° 23’ 29”
StarHIP 885368.593618h 04m 44s+51° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 883228.703818h 02m 16s+51° 27’ 30”
StarHIP 875768.48917h 53m 27s+52° 23’ 07”
StarHIP 879607.377817h 58m 05s+52° 13’ 06”
StarHIP 883237.37718h 02m 16s+51° 38’ 19”
StarHIP 873287.479617h 50m 37s+51° 14’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 651514.017h 57m 24s+50° 43’ 41”

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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