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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 1116758.330822h 37m 23s+68° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 1129706.925422h 52m 42s+67° 59’ 24”
StarHIP 1113197.723222h 33m 07s+68° 30’ 17”
StarHIP 1119178.394222h 40m 12s+67° 09’ 14”
StarHIP 1132438.056622h 55m 55s+68° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 1123178.54622h 45m 02s+68° 07’ 58”
StarHIP 1124468.82322h 46m 41s+69° 26’ 40”
StarHIP 1129467.481822h 52m 30s+67° 59’ 36”
StarHIP 1116707.271622h 37m 19s+69° 12’ 31”
StarHIP 1127898.870622h 50m 27s+68° 27’ 14”
StarHIP 1132167.409222h 55m 40s+68° 37’ 02”
StarHIP 1127928.394422h 50m 28s+67° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 1133858.229622h 57m 47s+68° 24’ 26”
StarHIP 1126706.105422h 49m 00s+68° 34’ 12”
StarHIP 1110467.76322h 29m 46s+68° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 1115698.41522h 36m 08s+69° 03’ 40”

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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