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 12155002h 36m 38s+12° 12’ 29”
StarHIP 119417.41502h 34m 03s+12° 10’ 51”
StarHIP 123598.5102h 39m 06s+14° 30’ 18”
StarHIP 121117.205602h 36m 01s+13° 45’ 18”
StarHIP 122587.907602h 37m 49s+14° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 121988.590402h 37m 05s+12° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 120797.959602h 35m 42s+13° 49’ 02”
StarHIP 124617.41602h 40m 27s+13° 31’ 37”
StarHIP 120498.095402h 35m 20s+13° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 122527.484802h 37m 45s+12° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 121378.306202h 36m 19s+13° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 126268.565602h 42m 17s+12° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 121535.612802h 36m 37s+12° 26’ 52”
StarHIP 117958.44402h 32m 11s+12° 41’ 13”
GalaxyIC 23813.902h 35m 22s+12° 50’ 18”

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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