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Where is Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks?

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is currently in the constellation of Hercules. The current Right Ascension is 18h 20m 43s and the Declination is +24° 20’ 34”.

18h 20m 43s
+24° 20’ 34”
  • 12P/Pons-Brooks is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 28° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 12P/Pons-Brooks is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 12P/Pons-Brooks rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks in Hercules on May, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks