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 320368.748206h 41m 30s-12° 55’ 49”
StarHIP 314157.668206h 35m 02s-12° 36’ 26”
StarHIP 310886.802406h 31m 24s-12° 33’ 34”
StarHIP 310845.028206h 31m 23s-12° 23’ 30”
StarHIP 321348.372206h 42m 39s-12° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 312127.862606h 32m 50s-12° 03’ 23”
StarHIP 310877.998406h 31m 24s-12° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 315995.791606h 36m 46s-13° 19’ 15”
StarHIP 319766.922806h 40m 57s-12° 10’ 56”
StarHIP 318517.937206h 39m 32s-11° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 315106.973206h 35m 54s-11° 22’ 27”
StarHIP 316746.01306h 37m 40s-12° 59’ 05”
StarHIP 318427.462606h 39m 27s-12° 02’ 06”
StarHIP 313567.406206h 34m 32s-11° 13’ 47”

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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