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Where is Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)?

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) is currently in the constellation of Hercules. The current Right Ascension is 18h 12m 27s and the Declination is +43° 01’ 57”.

18h 12m 27s
+43° 01’ 57”
Hercules
  • C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
  • See also C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 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 C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) in Hercules on May, 16 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]

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