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 143258.735803h 04m 46s-67° 52’ 10”
StarHIP 155078.939403h 19m 49s-67° 09’ 32”
StarHIP 150688.601203h 14m 11s-66° 39’ 17”
StarHIP 167308.583203h 35m 14s-67° 51’ 46”
StarHIP 153536.009403h 17m 58s-66° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 165407.452803h 32m 59s-67° 25’ 09”
StarHIP 156818.34803h 22m 01s-68° 28’ 30”
StarHIP 156147.000603h 21m 02s-68° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 160228.862403h 26m 18s-67° 36’ 58”
StarHIP 159108.436403h 24m 52s-68° 20’ 04”
StarHIP 145138.213603h 07m 25s-68° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 153317.992803h 17m 44s-68° 09’ 35”
StarHIP 147457.946403h 10m 25s-67° 30’ 22”
StarHIP 163308.740403h 30m 30s-68° 11’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 13139.803h 18m 15s-66° 29’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 124613.903h 07m 01s-66° 56’ 13”

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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