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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 1169968.996223h 43m 06s-70° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 1148798.199823h 16m 09s-69° 54’ 16”
StarHIP 1163638.459223h 34m 45s-70° 04’ 11”
StarHIP 1165618.365823h 37m 17s-70° 02’ 17”
StarHIP 1149177.528223h 16m 37s-70° 15’ 03”
StarHIP 1150268.953223h 17m 47s-69° 21’ 42”
StarHIP 1169277.67423h 42m 02s-69° 26’ 13”
StarHIP 1160637.041223h 31m 02s-69° 04’ 35”
StarHIP 1151518.695823h 19m 28s-70° 19’ 23”
StarHIP 1152768.658623h 20m 52s-69° 16’ 03”
StarHIP 1167488.033423h 39m 39s-69° 11’ 44”
StarHIP 1147086.842423h 14m 07s-70° 03’ 30”
GalaxyESO 77-2314.023h 34m 28s-70° 37’ 54”

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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