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 76152015h 33m 16s-15° 19’ 34”
StarHIP 755148.460615h 25m 37s-15° 26’ 43”
StarHIP 762038.122615h 33m 56s-17° 00’ 05”
StarHIP 757305.490615h 28m 15s-16° 42’ 59”
StarHIP 756806.988215h 27m 41s-14° 57’ 15”
StarHIP 758588.557815h 29m 43s-16° 50’ 28”
StarHIP 759058.133815h 30m 13s-15° 41’ 22”
StarHIP 761347.793615h 32m 59s-17° 14’ 49”
StarHIP 757626.71915h 28m 38s-15° 42’ 02”
StarHIP 756718.264215h 27m 37s-16° 29’ 21”
StarHIP 759445.69515h 30m 40s-16° 36’ 34”
StarHIP 756848.737415h 27m 42s-15° 24’ 57”
StarHIP 756228.318815h 27m 06s-15° 46’ 50”
StarHIP 758798.443215h 29m 56s-14° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 758486.644415h 29m 34s-17° 26’ 27”
StarHIP 762118.432815h 34m 05s-14° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 761265.508815h 32m 55s-16° 51’ 10”
StarHIP 760228.136215h 31m 39s-17° 01’ 23”

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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