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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 84816017h 20m 03s+53° 50’ 01”
StarHIP 849128.62217h 21m 11s+54° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 843007.761817h 14m 06s+56° 08’ 01”
StarHIP 846458.9217h 18m 16s+53° 38’ 06”
StarHIP 842068.538617h 12m 47s+55° 35’ 24”
StarHIP 836084.796417h 05m 20s+54° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 842647.563617h 13m 30s+55° 28’ 30”
StarHIP 836488.248217h 05m 47s+53° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 844398.613617h 15m 48s+56° 04’ 39”
StarHIP 843588.424817h 14m 48s+53° 36’ 48”
StarHIP 842366.87717h 13m 06s+54° 08’ 20”
StarHIP 839888.664417h 10m 10s+54° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 845907.455417h 17m 29s+55° 03’ 22”
StarHIP 838196.736217h 07m 48s+55° 46’ 04”

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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