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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 320027.191406h 41m 10s-34° 30’ 38”
StarHIP 323348.0406h 44m 57s-35° 07’ 18”
StarHIP 324798.53106h 46m 43s-33° 40’ 08”
StarHIP 325508.12306h 47m 29s-33° 30’ 46”
StarHIP 320458.39506h 41m 42s-33° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 324367.04306h 46m 13s-34° 14’ 34”
StarHIP 321188.14206h 42m 32s-34° 21’ 39”
StarHIP 318268.13706h 39m 16s-35° 31’ 56”
StarHIP 319487.548806h 40m 33s-34° 12’ 44”
StarHIP 327887.395406h 50m 10s-33° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 328554.85306h 50m 52s-34° 22’ 02”
StarHIP 328807.774806h 51m 05s-34° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 318097.891806h 39m 01s-35° 08’ 11”
StarHIP 322038.496206h 43m 18s-35° 37’ 51”
StarHIP 326686.915406h 48m 49s-34° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 323658.906h 45m 22s-34° 37’ 41”

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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