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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 352917.588807h 17m 27s+46° 19’ 26”
StarHIP 354027.556807h 18m 37s+47° 08’ 11”
StarHIP 355208.20407h 19m 54s+46° 58’ 21”
StarHIP 356368.790207h 21m 14s+46° 55’ 42”
StarHIP 356435.715207h 21m 17s+45° 13’ 41”
StarHIP 356847.961407h 21m 47s+46° 13’ 31”
StarHIP 357428.78407h 22m 20s+45° 40’ 12”
StarHIP 357808.665807h 22m 49s+47° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 357978.998407h 23m 02s+44° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 35821007h 23m 14s+46° 05’ 16”
StarHIP 360297.875407h 25m 27s+46° 48’ 37”
StarHIP 361857.66207h 27m 07s+47° 38’ 45”
StarHIP 361997.959207h 27m 18s+45° 40’ 53”
StarHIP 362816.848407h 28m 08s+46° 31’ 18”
StarHIP 362887.220407h 28m 11s+45° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 362947.879407h 28m 16s+46° 17’ 10”
StarHIP 363516.292607h 28m 52s+46° 18’ 53”
StarHIP 364017.763407h 29m 26s+47° 17’ 24”
StarHIP 364908.896407h 30m 28s+45° 40’ 13”
StarHIP 366727.570407h 32m 39s+46° 32’ 05”
GalaxyUGC 384513.607h 26m 43s+47° 05’ 39”

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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