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 71188014h 33m 34s-09° 55’ 50”
StarHIP 710058.28414h 31m 18s-11° 52’ 12”
StarHIP 716326.631214h 39m 00s-10° 33’ 17”
StarHIP 715537.487214h 38m 04s-09° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 714177.389814h 36m 18s-09° 36’ 44”
StarHIP 711188.181214h 32m 34s-09° 45’ 25”
StarHIP 708677.749414h 29m 31s-10° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 714518.416414h 36m 43s-11° 38’ 35”
StarHIP 716468.38414h 39m 16s-11° 35’ 40”
StarHIP 710838.2814h 32m 11s-10° 56’ 07”

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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