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):

StarHIP 34278007h 06m 22s+43° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 344166.70507h 08m 06s+44° 02’ 23”
StarHIP 345147.550607h 09m 05s+44° 15’ 35”
StarHIP 347786.884607h 12m 01s+43° 50’ 34”
StarHIP 348297.632407h 12m 29s+43° 59’ 20”
StarHIP 349718.397607h 14m 09s+42° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 351408.58407h 15m 51s+45° 02’ 36”
StarHIP 351458.41707h 15m 54s+43° 33’ 43”
StarHIP 353348.92307h 17m 54s+44° 34’ 54”
StarHIP 353397.575407h 18m 01s+45° 07’ 43”
StarHIP 357238.957407h 22m 10s+43° 26’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 233713.007h 10m 13s+44° 27’ 24”

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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