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):

StarHIP 425478.273608h 40m 22s-01° 37’ 04”
StarHIP 425658.71308h 40m 35s-02° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 426128.428608h 41m 04s-02° 00’ 45”
StarHIP 427007.346808h 42m 09s-03° 02’ 59”
StarHIP 427768.109208h 42m 57s-02° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 428178.522808h 43m 28s-01° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 428838.779408h 44m 23s-00° 26’ 35”
StarHIP 429517.434608h 45m 20s-02° 36’ 03”
StarHIP 430265.587808h 46m 02s-02° 02’ 55”
StarHIP 431425.279208h 47m 15s-01° 53’ 49”
StarHIP 431618.390408h 47m 28s-01° 05’ 51”
StarHIP 432357.225608h 48m 26s-02° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 432466.305208h 48m 37s-01° 02’ 41”

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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