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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 111250022h 32m 26s+58° 37’ 05”
StarHIP 1123246.417222h 45m 03s+58° 08’ 50”
StarHIP 1115927.399422h 36m 27s+58° 25’ 33”
StarHIP 1118296.991622h 39m 05s+58° 55’ 38”
StarHIP 1125086.318222h 47m 23s+58° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 1122788.890422h 44m 31s+58° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 1117955.024222h 38m 37s+56° 47’ 44”
StarHIP 1129158.000422h 52m 00s+57° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 1123437.972222h 45m 19s+57° 08’ 25”
StarHIP 1115958.98322h 36m 30s+58° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 1117028.20822h 37m 40s+58° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 1121418.0922h 42m 55s+58° 25’ 35”
StarHIP 1124708.57622h 46m 54s+58° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 1114367.081822h 34m 32s+58° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 1116338.82822h 36m 53s+56° 54’ 21”
StarHIP 1121087.938422h 42m 26s+58° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 1119728.44722h 40m 52s+56° 49’ 46”
StarHIP 1120938.206422h 42m 15s+57° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 1120268.78922h 41m 26s+56° 25’ 58”
StarHIP 1127808.916822h 50m 22s+58° 43’ 48”

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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