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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 400126.717208h 10m 17s+09° 10’ 05”
StarHIP 400658.05508h 11m 02s+09° 34’ 36”
StarHIP 400856.095208h 11m 16s+09° 49’ 16”
StarHIP 401148.521408h 11m 36s+09° 40’ 39”
StarHIP 402227.727808h 12m 52s+09° 34’ 40”
StarHIP 403127.702808h 13m 53s+07° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 40351008h 14m 18s+08° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 403727.195808h 14m 31s+10° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 404488.052608h 15m 31s+07° 38’ 13”
StarHIP 404998.657208h 16m 07s+07° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 405127.528408h 16m 15s+09° 24’ 23”
StarHIP 405263.379608h 16m 30s+09° 11’ 08”
StarHIP 406176.176608h 17m 31s+08° 51’ 58”
StarHIP 406287.11908h 17m 40s+09° 09’ 53”
StarHIP 406917.088808h 18m 23s+09° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 408707.199408h 20m 23s+08° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 408796.82108h 20m 29s+09° 24’ 00”

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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