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 892578.642818h 12m 53s+42° 48’ 11”
StarHIP 894825.575218h 15m 38s+42° 09’ 33”
StarHIP 896558.99218h 17m 49s+43° 50’ 32”
StarHIP 885437.301218h 04m 48s+42° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 893368.111418h 13m 41s+42° 52’ 45”
StarHIP 887884.92118h 07m 28s+43° 27’ 43”
StarHIP 887227.336418h 06m 47s+43° 27’ 06”
StarHIP 888526.805418h 08m 21s+44° 06’ 45”
StarHIP 893177.185818h 13m 29s+43° 19’ 54”
StarHIP 888748.32918h 08m 38s+42° 38’ 06”
StarHIP 897198.599218h 18m 35s+42° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 885156.973418h 04m 29s+42° 51’ 38”

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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