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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 875947.846617h 53m 36s+61° 02’ 37”
StarHIP 877667.33417h 55m 43s+61° 23’ 45”
StarHIP 881248.118617h 59m 57s+60° 26’ 42”
StarHIP 883728.694818h 02m 43s+60° 34’ 38”
StarHIP 884838.49118h 04m 02s+61° 34’ 04”
StarHIP 885928.58118h 05m 21s+62° 15’ 58”
StarHIP 886058.066418h 05m 30s+62° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 889987.19218h 09m 53s+61° 52’ 51”
StarHIP 890758.095618h 10m 45s+61° 11’ 05”
StarHIP 891046.4918h 11m 07s+60° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 891387.659218h 11m 31s+60° 36’ 43”

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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