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 84099017h 11m 34s+38° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 845597.296617h 17m 07s+39° 58’ 05”
StarHIP 849467.913417h 21m 41s+40° 05’ 30”
StarHIP 848498.235617h 20m 29s+38° 50’ 19”
StarHIP 845327.436417h 16m 54s+39° 28’ 05”
StarHIP 840047.871817h 10m 18s+40° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 846565.867617h 18m 23s+38° 48’ 40”
StarHIP 840227.503617h 10m 32s+39° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 840498.453617h 10m 58s+39° 04’ 42”
StarHIP 847757.6517h 19m 42s+39° 17’ 24”
StarHIP 849495.49517h 21m 43s+39° 58’ 29”
StarHIP 842596.88717h 13m 27s+38° 59’ 06”
StarHIP 848737.841417h 20m 45s+39° 05’ 51”
StarHIP 839897.683617h 10m 10s+38° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 841008.362817h 11m 34s+39° 15’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 633913.417h 17m 06s+40° 50’ 44”

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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