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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 335791.52706h 58m 37s-28° 58’ 19”
StarHIP 326976.971406h 49m 16s-28° 58’ 24”
StarHIP 328427.926806h 50m 45s-29° 26’ 51”
StarHIP 329728.845806h 52m 04s-27° 58’ 45”
StarHIP 327087.338406h 49m 26s-28° 39’ 07”
StarHIP 331378.32106h 54m 01s-27° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 336868.661606h 59m 54s-30° 05’ 14”
StarHIP 337606.253607h 00m 42s-28° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 332706.99106h 55m 14s-29° 02’ 17”
StarHIP 329207.98206h 51m 32s-29° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 336717.75106h 59m 43s-29° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 330945.97606h 53m 33s-28° 32’ 19”
StarHIP 332227.95106h 54m 48s-28° 22’ 29”
StarHIP 334438.86706h 57m 12s-30° 29’ 36”
StarHIP 328948.985806h 51m 12s-29° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 334118.50406h 56m 55s-28° 41’ 48”
StarHIP 336737.222406h 59m 44s-28° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 328698.170206h 50m 58s-28° 42’ 26”
StarHIP 336926.919607h 00m 02s-30° 04’ 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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