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 838476.682817h 08m 07s+61° 09’ 34”
StarHIP 841078.078817h 11m 40s+61° 48’ 34”
StarHIP 842108.768617h 12m 51s+61° 51’ 13”
StarHIP 844656.79817h 16m 04s+60° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 844966.209617h 16m 29s+60° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 846997.369417h 18m 51s+62° 32’ 59”
StarHIP 847277.513217h 19m 09s+61° 45’ 26”
StarHIP 847958.888817h 19m 55s+61° 39’ 03”
StarHIP 851087.015417h 23m 37s+60° 59’ 54”
StarHIP 851448.577217h 23m 59s+60° 43’ 35”
StarHIP 852905.644617h 25m 41s+60° 02’ 54”
StarHIP 853498.783217h 26m 27s+61° 59’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 635913.617h 17m 53s+61° 46’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 638113.617h 27m 17s+60° 00’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 636113.817h 18m 40s+60° 36’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 631013.917h 07m 57s+60° 59’ 26”

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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