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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 308817.765406h 28m 56s-11° 15’ 46”
StarHIP 306568.542406h 26m 29s-09° 19’ 57”
StarHIP 309865.780206h 30m 11s-10° 04’ 53”
StarHIP 305537.145806h 25m 21s-09° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 308058.273806h 28m 20s-09° 49’ 27”
StarHIP 304075.986606h 23m 35s-09° 52’ 29”
StarHIP 306347.999406h 26m 18s-10° 02’ 28”
StarHIP 305437.458206h 25m 14s-10° 55’ 54”
StarHIP 310428.79506h 30m 49s-09° 39’ 14”
StarHIP 309807.919406h 30m 07s-10° 44’ 52”
StarHIP 309317.46206h 29m 28s-11° 27’ 50”
StarHIP 304417.368206h 23m 58s-09° 04’ 07”

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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