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C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 M1 (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 M1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 337746.300407h 00m 49s-33° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 340318.243807h 03m 37s-32° 58’ 54”
StarHIP 341277.81907h 04m 35s-32° 00’ 28”
StarHIP 333337.782206h 55m 57s-33° 04’ 18”
StarHIP 338498.418607h 01m 36s-33° 21’ 31”
StarHIP 343828.418607h 07m 44s-32° 23’ 35”
StarHIP 336106.680806h 59m 00s-32° 43’ 20”
StarHIP 341387.297207h 04m 44s-31° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 336696.612206h 59m 41s-33° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 334888.69206h 57m 39s-33° 23’ 46”
StarHIP 344327.886807h 08m 16s-33° 22’ 24”
StarHIP 341617.593607h 05m 00s-31° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 336308.801206h 59m 11s-33° 52’ 51”
StarHIP 341558.475807h 04m 58s-33° 29’ 47”
StarHIP 334298.923606h 57m 05s-32° 26’ 27”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 M1 (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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