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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 440316.211808h 57m 58s+30° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 440878.758208h 58m 48s+30° 28’ 01”
StarHIP 442117.468809h 00m 20s+28° 40’ 07”
StarHIP 44330009h 01m 40s+30° 34’ 02”
StarHIP 444008.710209h 02m 41s+29° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 444017.776809h 02m 42s+31° 21’ 53”
StarHIP 444268.01609h 03m 07s+30° 06’ 09”
StarHIP 445307.500609h 04m 22s+29° 16’ 04”
StarHIP 446278.597209h 05m 38s+28° 42’ 54”
StarHIP 448185.332809h 08m 00s+29° 39’ 15”
StarHIP 448568.774609h 08m 23s+30° 18’ 59”

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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