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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 197648.312604h 14m 15s+66° 32’ 52”
StarHIP 187648.757604h 01m 09s+67° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 202218.220204h 19m 59s+67° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 201197.707604h 18m 50s+65° 15’ 06”
StarHIP 202665.182604h 20m 40s+65° 08’ 25”
StarHIP 192598.948604h 07m 41s+65° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 203997.412204h 22m 03s+67° 43’ 35”
StarHIP 200376.895404h 17m 50s+67° 05’ 19”
StarHIP 207028.249404h 26m 05s+66° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 191776.127604h 06m 38s+65° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 194737.59904h 10m 13s+66° 50’ 48”
StarHIP 208408.597804h 27m 58s+67° 08’ 57”
StarHIP 197107.755804h 13m 23s+65° 56’ 07”

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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