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):

StarHIP 281338.876605h 56m 47s-11° 45’ 44”
StarHIP 279385.470605h 54m 43s-11° 46’ 27”
StarHIP 282787.551805h 58m 30s-10° 50’ 23”
StarHIP 277048.654405h 51m 59s-11° 21’ 20”
StarHIP 280098.866805h 55m 29s-09° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 281198.252805h 56m 34s-10° 38’ 55”
StarHIP 278378.745605h 53m 25s-10° 40’ 42”
StarHIP 279867.30905h 55m 07s-09° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 277097.359805h 52m 01s-09° 48’ 47”
StarHIP 282657.946805h 58m 20s-10° 52’ 29”
StarHIP 276907.684605h 51m 45s-10° 26’ 13”
StarHIP 276577.251605h 51m 21s-11° 38’ 46”
GalaxyPGC 1796512.905h 50m 15s-10° 18’ 11”
GalaxyPGC 1801013.905h 51m 32s-11° 19’ 18”

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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