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 28401005h 59m 54s-29° 57’ 15”
StarHIP 28699006h 03m 38s-31° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 292558.919206h 10m 07s-30° 54’ 32”
StarHIP 284278.18906h 00m 11s-30° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 284638.514406h 00m 35s-30° 05’ 02”
StarHIP 289677.31306h 06m 45s-31° 25’ 00”
StarHIP 288995.78106h 06m 05s-29° 45’ 30”
StarHIP 288678.635606h 05m 41s-31° 23’ 28”
StarHIP 287357.807206h 04m 07s-29° 20’ 20”
StarHIP 286118.351206h 02m 19s-30° 00’ 52”
StarHIP 285168.405806h 01m 09s-31° 43’ 35”
StarHIP 286357.868606h 02m 47s-29° 59’ 49”
StarHIP 290237.996206h 07m 25s-30° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 289238.852606h 06m 18s-31° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 284428.477406h 00m 19s-31° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 292567.491606h 10m 07s-29° 49’ 07”
StarHIP 289997.875606h 07m 07s-31° 53’ 51”

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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