The comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

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From Cambridge , C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:01 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:23, 28° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 22:32, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Capricornus
Magnitude:20.40 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.20 [2]
Slope parameter (n):2.76 [2]
Right ascension:21h36m [1]
Declination:-18°50' [1]
Distance:15.36 AU
127.71 lightmin [1]
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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