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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 910008.485618h 33m 49s+10° 26’ 32”
StarHIP 902858.899218h 25m 18s+11° 05’ 53”
StarHIP 904277.337218h 27m 01s+09° 12’ 34”
StarHIP 906268.588418h 29m 31s+09° 03’ 42”
StarHIP 909748.458818h 33m 26s+09° 05’ 30”
StarHIP 902558.020218h 24m 57s+09° 44’ 09”
StarHIP 905847.456618h 29m 01s+11° 39’ 01”
StarHIP 904398.167418h 27m 09s+11° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 906908.63718h 30m 12s+08° 51’ 18”
StarHIP 903818.45218h 26m 32s+09° 41’ 48”
StarHIP 905938.146818h 29m 11s+11° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 905997.899218h 29m 14s+10° 53’ 31”
StarHIP 906968.084618h 30m 16s+11° 11’ 47”
StarHIP 906577.841818h 29m 52s+09° 11’ 57”
StarHIP 905878.338418h 29m 03s+09° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 906656.885218h 29m 57s+10° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 910906.474618h 34m 47s+10° 53’ 31”

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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