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 110620022h 24m 36s-11° 34’ 42”
StarHIP 1107866.959622h 26m 41s-11° 13’ 41”
StarHIP 1101697.827622h 18m 55s-11° 33’ 26”
StarHIP 1106888.553222h 25m 31s-11° 54’ 28”
StarHIP 1105807.01322h 24m 07s-10° 11’ 51”
StarHIP 1102178.522822h 19m 33s-11° 54’ 59”
StarHIP 1099958.648622h 16m 42s-10° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 1099987.147622h 16m 45s-11° 38’ 56”
StarHIP 1100658.695422h 17m 38s-12° 14’ 19”
StarHIP 1104397.596822h 22m 11s-10° 50’ 52”
StarHIP 1101938.560822h 19m 17s-10° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 1103758.992622h 21m 22s-12° 11’ 08”
StarHIP 1102787.725822h 20m 16s-12° 13’ 17”
GalaxyPGC 6840113.722h 15m 03s-11° 31’ 04”

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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