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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 856537.160617h 30m 16s+47° 24’ 07”
StarHIP 853437.914817h 26m 22s+47° 24’ 56”
StarHIP 854928.100817h 28m 16s+46° 03’ 52”
StarHIP 861008.178417h 35m 46s+46° 38’ 32”
StarHIP 850528.412417h 22m 56s+47° 10’ 35”
StarHIP 853238.255817h 26m 09s+46° 51’ 30”
StarHIP 859778.56417h 34m 19s+46° 56’ 38”
StarHIP 851238.317817h 23m 48s+47° 01’ 16”
StarHIP 849167.48117h 21m 13s+46° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 856468.14217h 30m 11s+45° 38’ 38”
StarHIP 848355.343417h 20m 21s+46° 14’ 26”
StarHIP 851187.814817h 23m 44s+47° 16’ 14”
StarHIP 852008.08117h 24m 38s+45° 21’ 07”
StarHIP 854008.549417h 27m 03s+46° 16’ 18”
StarHIP 858247.164817h 32m 13s+46° 19’ 49”
StarHIP 852188.468817h 24m 48s+46° 27’ 28”

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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