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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 15638003h 21m 20s+79° 57’ 59”
StarHIP 18548003h 58m 05s+81° 14’ 22”
StarHIP 182097.889203h 53m 37s+81° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 154638.094203h 19m 24s+80° 20’ 02”
StarHIP 178817.042603h 49m 30s+80° 19’ 20”
StarHIP 151876.593203h 15m 45s+80° 07’ 49”
StarHIP 189547.108604h 03m 44s+81° 52’ 30”
StarHIP 189407.59804h 03m 34s+81° 13’ 35”
StarHIP 171698.558403h 40m 39s+80° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 148445.895803h 11m 42s+81° 28’ 14”
StarHIP 189367.61904h 03m 31s+81° 34’ 36”
StarHIP 157926.890603h 23m 30s+82° 08’ 59”
StarHIP 192657.956604h 07m 45s+80° 58’ 35”
StarHIP 138597.78302h 58m 26s+81° 03’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 118413.403h 16m 44s+80° 47’ 36”

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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