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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 704628.012414h 24m 46s-65° 29’ 02”
StarHIP 706575.697814h 27m 07s-65° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 716787.480214h 39m 39s-63° 32’ 43”
StarHIP 710508.160414h 31m 48s-64° 17’ 00”
StarHIP 717867.933614h 41m 03s-63° 39’ 29”
StarHIP 722668.60714h 46m 42s-64° 45’ 41”
StarHIP 722427.19114h 46m 26s-64° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 714007.02614h 36m 03s-64° 00’ 55”
StarHIP 716777.249214h 39m 38s-64° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 719637.848214h 43m 05s-65° 13’ 44”
StarHIP 708218.694414h 28m 59s-64° 07’ 03”
StarHIP 705738.115614h 26m 08s-65° 36’ 24”
StarHIP 714658.491414h 36m 55s-65° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 707738.347614h 28m 28s-65° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 717557.782814h 40m 39s-65° 25’ 06”
StarHIP 716458.94414h 39m 15s-64° 24’ 55”
StarHIP 714378.003614h 36m 30s-64° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 719083.157814h 42m 30s-64° 58’ 28”
StarHIP 713097.852614h 34m 57s-66° 00’ 50”
StarHIP 711248.140814h 32m 39s-64° 05’ 48”
StarHIP 716138.860214h 38m 46s-66° 07’ 52”
StarHIP 705657.973814h 26m 02s-64° 55’ 47”
StarHIP 708538.301214h 29m 20s-65° 33’ 00”
StarHIP 713558.698814h 35m 32s-63° 25’ 39”
StarHIP 713378.794414h 35m 19s-64° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 718478.632814h 41m 47s-64° 20’ 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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