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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 967187.593219h 39m 40s-06° 42’ 30”
StarHIP 967547.476619h 40m 05s-07° 58’ 45”
StarHIP 968136.929219h 40m 45s-07° 30’ 43”
StarHIP 968838.37919h 41m 37s-08° 37’ 44”
StarHIP 969176.17219h 42m 02s-09° 11’ 36”
StarHIP 969808.18719h 42m 46s-06° 28’ 25”
StarHIP 970167.034419h 43m 03s-08° 18’ 26”
StarHIP 970227.478219h 43m 06s-08° 19’ 46”
StarHIP 970658.500819h 43m 34s-09° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 971738.262819h 45m 02s-08° 38’ 08”
StarHIP 972167.443819h 45m 28s-07° 01’ 09”
StarHIP 972568.57219h 45m 57s-07° 35’ 13”
StarHIP 973507.948819h 47m 08s-08° 09’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 682113.619h 44m 23s-06° 50’ 02”

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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