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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 434127.985808h 50m 33s+17° 01’ 55”
StarHIP 434216.628208h 50m 40s+18° 00’ 12”
StarHIP 43510008h 51m 44s+18° 07’ 30”
StarHIP 436137.719408h 52m 58s+16° 21’ 25”
StarHIP 436356.832608h 53m 12s+17° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 436727.231808h 53m 50s+17° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 437428.649808h 54m 33s+15° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 437518.613408h 54m 41s+16° 36’ 40”
StarHIP 438115.862408h 55m 22s+17° 13’ 52”
StarHIP 438468.34108h 55m 50s+17° 39’ 54”
StarHIP 438587.909208h 56m 04s+15° 43’ 26”
StarHIP 439157.538408h 56m 45s+17° 28’ 53”
StarHIP 439576.055808h 57m 08s+17° 08’ 37”
StarHIP 439758.090208h 57m 18s+16° 16’ 57”
StarHIP 440007.827608h 57m 34s+16° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 440566.556408h 58m 18s+18° 18’ 29”
StarHIP 441258.657608h 59m 10s+18° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 441266.209608h 59m 10s+18° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 441418.880608h 59m 24s+16° 39’ 53”

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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