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 837806.538817h 07m 22s+48° 23’ 57”
StarHIP 838878.52417h 08m 43s+47° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 833607.054217h 02m 15s+49° 35’ 38”
StarHIP 837437.503417h 06m 54s+47° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 841086.085817h 11m 40s+49° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 836808.61417h 06m 10s+50° 17’ 55”
StarHIP 840387.334417h 10m 46s+49° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 840918.430417h 11m 29s+48° 46’ 46”
StarHIP 832598.846417h 01m 01s+48° 57’ 43”
StarHIP 835755.999617h 04m 49s+48° 48’ 14”
StarHIP 840148.039217h 10m 25s+48° 57’ 56”
StarHIP 839568.49617h 09m 42s+49° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 832008.231617h 00m 13s+49° 28’ 18”

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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