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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 264168.253405h 37m 19s-16° 42’ 00”
StarHIP 260738.03405h 33m 39s-17° 47’ 09”
StarHIP 261197.756405h 34m 13s-18° 20’ 18”
StarHIP 256708.21505h 28m 59s-17° 25’ 44”
StarHIP 260048.046405h 33m 00s-17° 15’ 29”
StarHIP 259816.530605h 32m 41s-16° 19’ 09”
StarHIP 259226.919205h 31m 55s-16° 40’ 33”
StarHIP 265918.157205h 39m 08s-17° 49’ 52”
StarHIP 260298.801205h 33m 13s-18° 33’ 41”
StarHIP 266026.399805h 39m 16s-17° 50’ 57”
StarHIP 266057.574205h 39m 16s-17° 49’ 42”
StarHIP 265347.539405h 38m 37s-16° 55’ 08”
StarHIP 256887.798405h 29m 08s-17° 19’ 15”
StarHIP 263038.57205h 36m 05s-16° 51’ 45”
StarHIP 260788.116205h 33m 43s-18° 40’ 41”
StarHIP 265527.977205h 38m 46s-17° 04’ 14”
StarHIP 259852.573205h 32m 43s-17° 49’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 199313.405h 35m 25s-17° 48’ 56”

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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