16P/Brooks 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 16P/Brooks 2 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 16P/Brooks 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 79431016h 12m 41s-18° 52’ 29”
StarHIP 791568.02416h 09m 20s-19° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 791247.752216h 09m 02s-18° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 797328.220416h 16m 20s-18° 35’ 55”
StarHIP 797886.298216h 16m 59s-20° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 790486.98216h 08m 07s-18° 14’ 34”
StarHIP 799847.051416h 19m 35s-18° 49’ 40”
StarHIP 794397.581216h 12m 44s-19° 30’ 10”
StarHIP 795808.603216h 14m 13s-18° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 793744.133616h 11m 59s-19° 27’ 38”
StarHIP 794107.621216h 12m 21s-19° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 796908.070616h 15m 50s-20° 04’ 34”
StarHIP 796056.223216h 14m 39s-18° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 795658.646416h 14m 05s-18° 11’ 49”
StarHIP 792036.387216h 09m 55s-18° 20’ 25”
StarHIP 793777.357616h 12m 02s-18° 13’ 57”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 16P/Brooks 2

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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