C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 A3 (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 A3 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 788807.861216h 06m 07s-13° 53’ 26”
StarHIP 790055.7616h 07m 36s-12° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 787387.360616h 04m 25s-11° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 787367.400216h 04m 25s-11° 51’ 26”
StarHIP 787397.881816h 04m 26s-11° 26’ 59”
StarHIP 789817.687416h 07m 20s-13° 08’ 04”
StarHIP 788998.700416h 06m 22s-12° 08’ 22”
StarHIP 790668.64116h 08m 24s-13° 08’ 05”
StarHIP 782286.94915h 58m 26s-13° 26’ 33”
StarHIP 782718.265415h 58m 56s-13° 10’ 10”
StarHIP 790418.365416h 08m 03s-13° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 786007.812416h 02m 51s-13° 48’ 43”
StarHIP 788788.434816h 06m 06s-12° 18’ 15”
StarHIP 784538.63616h 00m 58s-12° 20’ 13”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 A3 (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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