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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 654205.730813h 24m 33s-05° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 655907.865813h 26m 53s-05° 55’ 50”
StarHIP 657518.377813h 28m 42s-04° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 657726.985613h 29m 02s-05° 57’ 19”
StarHIP 658926.078813h 30m 25s-06° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 660007.746213h 31m 52s-06° 00’ 52”
StarHIP 660064.544413h 31m 57s-06° 15’ 20”
StarHIP 661438.969613h 33m 30s-05° 39’ 40”
StarHIP 662268.597813h 34m 23s-04° 21’ 59”
StarHIP 663118.613613h 35m 24s-04° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 663205.610213h 35m 31s-05° 23’ 47”

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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