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C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) 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 C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 209188.43704h 29m 01s+71° 39’ 49”
StarHIP 211427.518804h 31m 56s+70° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 203778.599204h 21m 48s+71° 18’ 26”
StarHIP 204378.839404h 22m 41s+71° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 199738.661204h 16m 58s+70° 41’ 05”
StarHIP 209746.468204h 29m 51s+69° 22’ 42”
StarHIP 207797.566604h 27m 03s+71° 46’ 53”
StarHIP 209218.94604h 29m 05s+69° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 191958.667604h 06m 49s+70° 27’ 38”
StarHIP 193777.602804h 09m 03s+71° 20’ 37”
StarHIP 210588.705804h 30m 48s+69° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 210837.632604h 31m 07s+70° 20’ 20”
StarHIP 198028.030204h 14m 43s+71° 12’ 55”
StarHIP 195007.893804h 10m 41s+70° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 215877.641204h 38m 08s+71° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 205177.731204h 23m 46s+69° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 197707.161204h 14m 20s+69° 30’ 24”
StarHIP 213257.934804h 34m 38s+70° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 204488.147204h 22m 51s+70° 50’ 43”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

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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