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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 872437.337817h 49m 33s+56° 49’ 37”
StarHIP 873177.9917h 50m 31s+57° 26’ 36”
StarHIP 874057.023217h 51m 44s+56° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 875853.619817h 53m 31s+56° 52’ 20”
StarHIP 876017.943417h 53m 40s+56° 23’ 29”
StarHIP 877446.068817h 55m 23s+55° 58’ 15”
StarHIP 879848.514617h 58m 21s+55° 06’ 48”
StarHIP 880688.671417h 59m 11s+56° 44’ 53”
StarHIP 882507.335818h 01m 14s+56° 58’ 03”
StarHIP 883817.729618h 02m 52s+56° 25’ 40”
StarHIP 88385018h 02m 54s+56° 26’ 12”
StarHIP 884377.460218h 03m 21s+56° 56’ 01”
StarHIP 884797.763618h 04m 00s+55° 16’ 24”
GalaxyPGC 6134213.918h 03m 49s+55° 44’ 14”

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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