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 265287.924405h 38m 33s-28° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 263096.247605h 36m 10s-28° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 264537.210805h 37m 39s-28° 37’ 34”
StarHIP 270908.193205h 44m 39s-29° 54’ 58”
StarHIP 264737.290805h 37m 50s-28° 56’ 14”
StarHIP 270527.768605h 44m 12s-27° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 264605.238205h 37m 44s-28° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 272817.495605h 46m 52s-28° 53’ 23”
StarHIP 270457.921205h 44m 07s-28° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 267386.92205h 40m 52s-29° 43’ 14”
StarHIP 269238.423405h 42m 53s-29° 19’ 47”
StarHIP 268737.83505h 42m 20s-27° 42’ 26”
StarHIP 264126.118805h 37m 16s-27° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 273036.228805h 47m 04s-28° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 266458.82805h 39m 47s-29° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 266008.143605h 39m 15s-29° 42’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 204913.705h 43m 15s-30° 04’ 42”

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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