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 75116015h 20m 59s-13° 10’ 42”
StarHIP 750857.236415h 20m 37s-14° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 747657.238615h 16m 48s-13° 02’ 21”
StarHIP 747838.556415h 16m 59s-14° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 745317.415415h 13m 47s-14° 01’ 22”
StarHIP 747437.988815h 16m 31s-13° 13’ 02”
StarHIP 748978.129615h 18m 24s-12° 55’ 29”
StarHIP 746808.14815h 15m 45s-14° 41’ 34”
StarHIP 745816.593615h 14m 18s-14° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 753317.467815h 23m 31s-14° 21’ 06”
StarHIP 750507.880815h 20m 09s-13° 11’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 587812.515h 13m 45s-14° 16’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 591512.715h 21m 32s-13° 05’ 31”

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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