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 78567016h 02m 35s-14° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 788807.861216h 06m 07s-13° 53’ 26”
StarHIP 788798.563416h 06m 06s-15° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 784588.008416h 01m 02s-14° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 790597.460216h 08m 16s-13° 46’ 07”
StarHIP 792968.295216h 10m 58s-14° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 787538.618816h 04m 42s-14° 54’ 36”
StarHIP 786007.812416h 02m 51s-13° 48’ 43”
StarHIP 789556.280416h 07m 03s-14° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 793037.693416h 11m 03s-13° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 790138.545616h 07m 40s-15° 38’ 23”
StarHIP 789178.024216h 06m 31s-14° 18’ 43”

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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