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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 234846.152805h 02m 50s+66° 49’ 25”
StarHIP 227657.00704h 53m 50s+68° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 228967.667204h 55m 28s+67° 32’ 51”
StarHIP 225526.323404h 51m 13s+68° 10’ 07”
StarHIP 230667.266404h 57m 47s+67° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 223126.968804h 48m 19s+67° 45’ 48”
StarHIP 216647.777404h 39m 04s+67° 12’ 03”
StarHIP 227834.301804h 54m 03s+66° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 224898.870404h 50m 16s+66° 57’ 21”
StarHIP 217208.888604h 39m 47s+66° 52’ 05”
StarHIP 224657.345404h 50m 05s+66° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 218777.838404h 42m 11s+67° 17’ 36”
StarHIP 237548.673205h 06m 22s+68° 16’ 06”
StarHIP 227078.979404h 52m 58s+68° 12’ 56”
StarHIP 219957.854804h 43m 40s+68° 08’ 58”
StarHIP 215307.394604h 37m 23s+68° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 227687.574404h 53m 51s+67° 29’ 15”
StarHIP 219218.23604h 42m 49s+66° 44’ 08”
StarHIP 226158.011604h 51m 56s+66° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 231248.101804h 58m 33s+67° 25’ 13”
GalaxyIC 39613.104h 57m 58s+68° 19’ 17”
GalaxyUGC 323513.705h 05m 36s+67° 01’ 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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