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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 933007.77519h 00m 13s+02° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 933518.140419h 00m 50s+01° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 933836.97419h 01m 11s+02° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 933856.826619h 01m 13s+02° 01’ 59”
StarHIP 934176.922819h 01m 33s+02° 35’ 18”
StarHIP 934348.378619h 01m 42s+03° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 935805.81419h 03m 32s+01° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 935896.803219h 03m 35s+02° 32’ 44”
StarHIP 936098.151419h 03m 46s+02° 29’ 01”
StarHIP 936438.120419h 04m 08s+02° 31’ 35”
StarHIP 936476.711219h 04m 10s+03° 19’ 49”
StarHIP 936818.437419h 04m 39s+01° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 937968.589219h 06m 05s+03° 15’ 59”
StarHIP 938407.476219h 06m 35s+01° 31’ 20”
StarHIP 939047.417219h 07m 18s+03° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 939498.650619h 07m 45s+02° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 939508.077819h 07m 46s+01° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 939906.961819h 08m 13s+01° 17’ 55”
StarHIP 940707.521819h 09m 01s+01° 21’ 09”
StarHIP 941338.032619h 09m 42s+02° 28’ 20”
StarHIP 941697.83819h 10m 09s+02° 21’ 26”

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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