C/2017 K4 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS) 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 K4 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 169006.927203h 37m 28s+31° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 177326.218203h 47m 49s+32° 11’ 43”
StarHIP 173206.7303h 42m 27s+32° 56’ 22”
StarHIP 171028.92603h 39m 48s+33° 28’ 24”
StarHIP 174658.612203h 44m 34s+32° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 168727.712203h 37m 07s+31° 07’ 30”
StarHIP 171878.683603h 40m 49s+31° 49’ 35”
StarHIP 171778.539603h 40m 44s+33° 38’ 04”
StarHIP 176316.682803h 46m 40s+32° 17’ 24”
StarHIP 167136.62903h 35m 01s+32° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 167576.884403h 35m 37s+31° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 174483.856403h 44m 19s+32° 17’ 17”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

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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