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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 359428.080207h 24m 33s+70° 41’ 11”
StarHIP 356818.35707h 21m 44s+69° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 355058.24207h 19m 39s+72° 23’ 40”
StarHIP 366008.175607h 31m 38s+71° 49’ 15”
StarHIP 338275.54207h 01m 21s+70° 48’ 30”
StarHIP 341718.814607h 05m 11s+71° 27’ 32”
StarHIP 341698.91207h 05m 08s+70° 38’ 42”
StarHIP 366457.084807h 32m 11s+71° 21’ 49”
StarHIP 368117.59507h 34m 14s+71° 35’ 24”
StarHIP 359258.702607h 24m 20s+69° 56’ 49”
StarHIP 353688.583807h 18m 20s+70° 55’ 09”
StarHIP 345136.875607h 09m 05s+71° 57’ 33”
StarHIP 342386.329807h 05m 51s+70° 43’ 54”
StarHIP 340247.11107h 03m 33s+71° 45’ 28”
StarHIP 351347.843207h 15m 47s+70° 30’ 22”
StarHIP 349566.254207h 13m 57s+71° 48’ 59”
GalaxyUGC 380413.107h 22m 35s+71° 35’ 53”
GalaxyUGC 371412.707h 12m 33s+71° 44’ 56”
GalaxyUGC 369713.307h 11m 21s+71° 50’ 05”

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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