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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 838298.645617h 07m 59s+52° 19’ 03”
StarHIP 834848.802217h 03m 45s+51° 14’ 48”
StarHIP 831067.971616h 58m 57s+52° 18’ 35”
StarHIP 840216.305417h 10m 30s+52° 24’ 31”
StarHIP 831837.260217h 00m 03s+53° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 833547.828617h 02m 08s+51° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 832856.883817h 01m 14s+52° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 840727.128417h 11m 17s+51° 45’ 15”
StarHIP 842738.262417h 13m 38s+52° 18’ 09”
StarHIP 840448.753417h 10m 54s+51° 19’ 02”
StarHIP 836488.248217h 05m 47s+53° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 835017.728417h 03m 55s+53° 13’ 52”
StarHIP 836608.27217h 05m 57s+52° 01’ 57”
StarHIP 836108.538417h 05m 21s+52° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 835468.549417h 04m 30s+52° 09’ 41”
StarHIP 835368.181417h 04m 25s+52° 49’ 06”

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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