Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Nov 17||15.25||17h 35m 40s||+16° 28’ 08”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 18||15.24||17h 36m 30s||+16° 14’ 34”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 19||15.23||17h 37m 20s||+16° 01’ 06”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 20||15.22||17h 38m 12s||+15° 47’ 47”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 21||15.22||17h 39m 02s||+15° 34’ 35”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 22||15.21||17h 39m 53s||+15° 21’ 28”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 23||15.20||17h 40m 45s||+15° 08’ 29”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 24||15.19||17h 41m 36s||+14° 55’ 36”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 25||15.18||17h 42m 29s||+14° 42’ 51”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 26||15.18||17h 43m 22s||+14° 30’ 12”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 27||15.17||17h 44m 15s||+14° 17’ 40”||Hercules|
|2017 Nov 28||15.16||17h 45m 07s||+14° 05’ 17”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Nov 29||15.15||17h 46m 01s||+13° 52’ 58”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Nov 30||15.14||17h 46m 55s||+13° 40’ 46”||Ophiucus|
Distance of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 04 April 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457848.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.21083865 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Aug-10 05:14:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||209.82276247871°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||92.199499556729°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Jun-25|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.28877466 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.