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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 890177.268218h 10m 03s+56° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 889348.592818h 09m 14s+56° 03’ 06”
StarHIP 890475.870218h 10m 31s+54° 17’ 09”
StarHIP 896438.586418h 17m 38s+53° 44’ 41”
StarHIP 884797.763618h 04m 00s+55° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 897758.259418h 19m 13s+55° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 895758.704218h 16m 42s+55° 41’ 24”
StarHIP 897308.528418h 18m 40s+54° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 900007.313418h 21m 48s+55° 07’ 47”
StarHIP 900957.638618h 23m 09s+54° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 894466.75218h 15m 15s+54° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 894016.643418h 14m 41s+56° 35’ 17”
StarHIP 896318.157618h 17m 29s+55° 27’ 23”
StarHIP 889158.869818h 08m 59s+55° 21’ 58”
StarHIP 885917.886418h 05m 20s+55° 06’ 19”
StarHIP 886118.150618h 05m 32s+54° 30’ 50”

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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