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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 23923005h 08m 29s-41° 12’ 53”
StarHIP 239218.041605h 08m 26s-40° 54’ 44”
StarHIP 232817.79205h 00m 32s-39° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 236908.862205h 05m 29s-42° 07’ 27”
StarHIP 240386.72705h 10m 02s-40° 33’ 34”
StarHIP 239266.686805h 08m 29s-41° 12’ 51”
StarHIP 232758.922205h 00m 26s-40° 05’ 33”
StarHIP 228598.17104h 55m 04s-41° 03’ 51”
StarHIP 237808.446605h 06m 37s-41° 46’ 07”
StarHIP 233775.936405h 01m 34s-39° 43’ 05”
StarHIP 236397.630605h 04m 53s-39° 33’ 38”
StarHIP 232447.986605h 00m 07s-41° 02’ 52”
StarHIP 235556.279205h 03m 53s-41° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 237318.88305h 06m 07s-41° 26’ 29”
StarHIP 228828.293204h 55m 19s-40° 48’ 58”
StarHIP 231208.566604h 58m 31s-40° 54’ 25”
StarHIP 234887.831205h 02m 57s-41° 36’ 27”
StarHIP 236448.489605h 04m 54s-40° 34’ 14”
StarHIP 233217.617205h 00m 56s-42° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 235538.31405h 03m 52s-40° 36’ 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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