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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 32676.890200h 41m 34s+65° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 23717.258200h 30m 16s+64° 44’ 56”
StarHIP 37556.82200h 48m 11s+65° 07’ 10”
StarHIP 38878.499400h 49m 53s+64° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 38738.084200h 49m 42s+65° 04’ 58”
StarHIP 38188.787400h 49m 02s+65° 33’ 01”
StarHIP 35628.505600h 45m 32s+65° 05’ 35”
StarHIP 33677.235800h 42m 50s+64° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 19888.162600h 25m 10s+64° 38’ 19”
StarHIP 23788.171800h 30m 20s+64° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 32995.720400h 42m 03s+66° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 23908.284600h 30m 28s+65° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 21638.16600h 27m 16s+65° 40’ 48”
StarHIP 24238.0800h 30m 54s+64° 03’ 51”
StarHIP 20377.419600h 25m 52s+65° 23’ 00”

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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