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 888797.731818h 08m 41s-20° 05’ 13”
StarHIP 889328.764218h 09m 12s-22° 11’ 00”
StarHIP 887606.259218h 07m 11s-21° 26’ 38”
StarHIP 888766.428818h 08m 38s-21° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 887687.62318h 07m 20s-21° 12’ 05”
StarHIP 894395.3518h 15m 12s-20° 43’ 41”
StarHIP 891298.68418h 11m 24s-20° 42’ 44”
StarHIP 887217.601818h 06m 46s-22° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 894257.734618h 15m 02s-20° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 887307.882218h 06m 51s-21° 30’ 19”
StarHIP 893695.32618h 14m 15s-21° 42’ 47”
StarHIP 890717.692418h 10m 44s-22° 14’ 22”
StarHIP 888847.941818h 08m 44s-22° 09’ 38”
StarHIP 888567.674818h 08m 28s-21° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 890298.57118h 10m 14s-21° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 893413.82418h 13m 45s-21° 03’ 31”
StarHIP 894405.975418h 15m 12s-20° 23’ 16”
StarHIP 891777.218218h 11m 57s-20° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 885958.346818h 05m 22s-21° 40’ 22”

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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