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 17567.434200h 22m 14s+71° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 14617.546800h 18m 14s+72° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 17338.74400h 21m 54s+71° 14’ 39”
StarHIP 20366.903600h 25m 51s+71° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 33487.146400h 42m 40s+71° 21’ 57”
StarHIP 26286.411800h 33m 19s+70° 58’ 54”
StarHIP 30098.345600h 38m 17s+71° 10’ 04”
StarHIP 15497.216800h 19m 18s+73° 07’ 21”
StarHIP 29328.775800h 37m 12s+71° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 37505.757600h 48m 08s+72° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 29686.973600h 37m 45s+72° 53’ 41”
StarHIP 28388.065800h 35m 59s+72° 29’ 55”

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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