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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 256306.994605h 28m 29s+74° 18’ 27”
StarHIP 240367.267405h 10m 01s+75° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 247607.313205h 18m 31s+75° 56’ 49”
StarHIP 254958.060205h 27m 09s+73° 30’ 41”
StarHIP 269406.73705h 43m 00s+73° 59’ 08”
StarHIP 263726.981605h 36m 55s+74° 19’ 10”
StarHIP 255437.271205h 27m 39s+74° 33’ 23”
StarHIP 243298.948805h 13m 16s+73° 29’ 27”
StarHIP 247325.815405h 18m 13s+73° 16’ 05”
StarHIP 264377.689405h 37m 33s+74° 41’ 21”
StarHIP 240277.616805h 09m 49s+75° 28’ 51”
StarHIP 236176.096405h 04m 39s+74° 04’ 01”
StarHIP 266386.029805h 39m 43s+75° 02’ 37”
StarHIP 250717.932805h 22m 03s+75° 11’ 43”
StarHIP 246647.356805h 17m 31s+74° 32’ 09”
StarHIP 272467.267805h 46m 29s+74° 36’ 38”
StarHIP 253348.755205h 25m 07s+76° 00’ 07”
StarHIP 242545.443405h 12m 22s+73° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 253226.309205h 24m 59s+73° 42’ 25”
StarHIP 237697.901405h 06m 31s+74° 05’ 31”
StarHIP 238918.119605h 08m 03s+73° 35’ 29”
StarHIP 267028.081605h 40m 30s+75° 19’ 40”
StarHIP 234425.89705h 02m 19s+74° 16’ 09”

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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