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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 561000h 06m 50s+68° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 1068000h 13m 14s+69° 19’ 39”
StarHIP 117287023h 46m 55s+68° 24’ 29”
StarHIP 117650023h 51m 36s+68° 13’ 54”
StarHIP 1174698.069823h 49m 09s+68° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 1182017.964423h 58m 33s+69° 20’ 38”
StarHIP 1181138.691423h 57m 32s+67° 33’ 15”
StarHIP 4227.282800h 05m 08s+67° 50’ 24”
StarHIP 4407.081800h 05m 19s+68° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 5488.147200h 06m 40s+70° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 1728.974800h 02m 10s+67° 24’ 32”
StarHIP 5277.912200h 06m 20s+68° 38’ 10”
StarHIP 868.046400h 01m 02s+69° 36’ 12”
StarHIP 1175468.253623h 50m 18s+69° 30’ 14”

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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