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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 87938017h 57m 50s+46° 35’ 14”
StarHIP 891868.41218h 12m 05s+46° 44’ 11”
StarHIP 883678.334818h 02m 42s+45° 07’ 47”
StarHIP 888947.837218h 08m 50s+47° 07’ 11”
StarHIP 882397.556618h 01m 07s+45° 21’ 03”
StarHIP 878776.756417h 57m 05s+45° 51’ 20”
StarHIP 883938.137218h 02m 59s+46° 14’ 08”
StarHIP 881225.531617h 59m 56s+45° 30’ 05”
StarHIP 885698.354618h 05m 04s+45° 42’ 10”
StarHIP 887338.295218h 06m 54s+46° 46’ 42”
StarHIP 884857.48418h 04m 05s+46° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 880068.060217h 58m 38s+44° 56’ 14”
StarHIP 880306.482617h 58m 52s+45° 28’ 34”
StarHIP 882638.463418h 01m 28s+46° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 887157.412618h 06m 38s+46° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 881137.941417h 59m 44s+46° 49’ 16”
GalaxyPGC 6136713.818h 04m 41s+46° 15’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 652413.917h 59m 14s+45° 53’ 15”

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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