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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 820766.415216h 45m 53s-83° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 833448.778617h 02m 01s-81° 26’ 04”
StarHIP 797867.052216h 16m 58s-80° 48’ 00”
StarHIP 839248.527617h 09m 10s-81° 19’ 23”
StarHIP 825928.252616h 53m 03s-81° 35’ 40”
StarHIP 802007.007216h 22m 22s-80° 44’ 44”
StarHIP 834398.685817h 03m 13s-82° 45’ 49”
StarHIP 822228.1516h 47m 49s-80° 21’ 46”
StarHIP 839727.162617h 09m 51s-82° 19’ 06”
StarHIP 806247.167816h 27m 46s-81° 57’ 40”
StarHIP 811208.735416h 34m 04s-80° 55’ 45”
StarHIP 805676.708616h 27m 00s-82° 33’ 35”
StarHIP 835767.746417h 04m 50s-81° 05’ 10”
StarHIP 842197.38717h 12m 54s-82° 23’ 17”
StarHIP 781798.529215h 57m 46s-81° 31’ 30”
StarHIP 820058.896616h 45m 07s-80° 47’ 59”

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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