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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 877168.964217h 55m 04s+58° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 884768.867618h 03m 55s+58° 43’ 26”
StarHIP 876668.635617h 54m 25s+59° 53’ 33”
StarHIP 870208.495217h 46m 51s+58° 38’ 19”
StarHIP 883496.85318h 02m 30s+58° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 873108.529817h 50m 24s+58° 19’ 33”
StarHIP 870367.699617h 47m 01s+59° 15’ 12”
StarHIP 872917.673217h 50m 09s+59° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 881338.423818h 00m 07s+59° 31’ 31”
StarHIP 873177.9917h 50m 31s+57° 26’ 36”

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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