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 781518.875815h 57m 29s-32° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 781065.575615h 56m 54s-33° 57’ 50”
StarHIP 780938.838215h 56m 42s-34° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 783596.844615h 59m 55s-33° 23’ 07”
StarHIP 781055.086615h 56m 53s-33° 57’ 57”
StarHIP 783508.241615h 59m 51s-32° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 787266.063416h 04m 17s-33° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 788267.981416h 05m 28s-34° 00’ 15”
StarHIP 783988.82716h 00m 18s-33° 36’ 08”
StarHIP 785078.974616h 01m 37s-34° 13’ 44”
StarHIP 784667.958616h 01m 04s-32° 41’ 42”
StarHIP 777317.595615h 52m 13s-34° 07’ 17”
StarHIP 785187.309416h 01m 47s-34° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 783066.964615h 59m 20s-33° 00’ 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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