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 865248.499817h 40m 53s-14° 15’ 30”
StarHIP 860997.395617h 35m 43s-14° 38’ 37”
StarHIP 866837.019217h 42m 40s-15° 33’ 33”
StarHIP 861718.867817h 36m 33s-16° 37’ 42”
StarHIP 866698.541417h 42m 29s-15° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 860238.734617h 34m 46s-16° 37’ 25”
StarHIP 862633.51617h 37m 35s-15° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 861048.538217h 35m 49s-15° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 862665.911617h 37m 36s-15° 34’ 15”

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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