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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 41637008h 29m 26s+55° 07’ 26”
StarHIP 413308.349408h 25m 56s+55° 23’ 42”
StarHIP 408786.484208h 20m 29s+53° 34’ 27”
StarHIP 409308.732808h 21m 10s+54° 59’ 39”
StarHIP 412878.457408h 25m 26s+55° 46’ 27”
StarHIP 400866.403808h 11m 18s+54° 32’ 25”
StarHIP 408497.047608h 20m 07s+53° 11’ 51”
StarHIP 411057.672808h 23m 15s+54° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 405368.626408h 16m 35s+54° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 415518.424808h 28m 21s+54° 41’ 30”
StarHIP 408478.387408h 20m 05s+55° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 402307.930808h 12m 59s+55° 37’ 31”
StarHIP 406996.577808h 18m 28s+54° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 412677.306408h 25m 09s+53° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 414297.849608h 26m 59s+53° 37’ 45”
StarHIP 415987.060208h 28m 51s+53° 51’ 44”
StarHIP 406776.105208h 18m 15s+54° 08’ 37”
StarHIP 412648.105408h 25m 09s+54° 31’ 35”
StarHIP 400628.098408h 11m 01s+54° 14’ 03”

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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