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 237246.48405h 06m 00s+35° 56’ 11”
StarHIP 231176.715204h 58m 28s+37° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 234278.56905h 02m 06s+35° 55’ 48”
StarHIP 232827.272205h 00m 33s+36° 37’ 38”
StarHIP 235367.298405h 03m 38s+37° 16’ 06”
StarHIP 231078.57704h 58m 19s+35° 08’ 07”
StarHIP 233878.169405h 01m 38s+37° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 237097.273605h 05m 49s+35° 50’ 45”
StarHIP 237657.729605h 06m 29s+35° 33’ 45”
StarHIP 229556.063404h 56m 20s+36° 10’ 06”

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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