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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 885718.755618h 05m 05s+34° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 882558.480618h 01m 19s+35° 31’ 37”
StarHIP 883668.464218h 02m 40s+34° 57’ 48”
StarHIP 887617.229618h 07m 11s+34° 49’ 30”
StarHIP 887528.058618h 07m 06s+36° 25’ 14”
StarHIP 884078.085818h 03m 05s+36° 07’ 15”
StarHIP 884737.35418h 03m 53s+35° 58’ 13”
StarHIP 890456.988218h 10m 27s+35° 10’ 18”
StarHIP 882888.208618h 01m 43s+34° 10’ 50”
StarHIP 884708.701418h 03m 53s+36° 23’ 41”
StarHIP 880176.925617h 58m 40s+35° 37’ 54”
StarHIP 890377.64318h 10m 23s+34° 33’ 30”
StarHIP 889688.367818h 09m 36s+35° 31’ 02”
GalaxyUGC 1112413.518h 07m 26s+35° 33’ 51”

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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