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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 90474018h 27m 40s+49° 18’ 33”
StarHIP 899436.279618h 21m 07s+49° 43’ 31”
StarHIP 904547.459618h 27m 27s+49° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 901018.264418h 23m 15s+49° 57’ 49”
StarHIP 895568.05418h 16m 27s+50° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 902757.055818h 25m 11s+49° 51’ 52”
StarHIP 892297.818618h 12m 31s+49° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 902847.195418h 25m 18s+48° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 897608.65918h 19m 03s+49° 58’ 05”
StarHIP 895537.304418h 16m 24s+48° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 895887.170618h 16m 54s+49° 05’ 40”
StarHIP 895217.445418h 16m 03s+50° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 901328.842418h 23m 35s+50° 47’ 29”
StarHIP 900258.319218h 22m 08s+48° 21’ 26”
StarHIP 899814.865418h 21m 32s+49° 07’ 17”
StarHIP 894527.615618h 15m 19s+50° 58’ 16”
StarHIP 894206.717218h 14m 56s+49° 09’ 29”
StarHIP 897567.635618h 18m 59s+48° 34’ 13”

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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