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C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 N6 (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 N6 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 323888.920806h 45m 33s-31° 30’ 03”
StarHIP 320967.789806h 42m 19s-31° 39’ 57”
StarHIP 316528.835206h 37m 29s-31° 27’ 14”
StarHIP 317948.788606h 38m 51s-32° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 321406.74606h 42m 43s-32° 42’ 45”
StarHIP 319587.585806h 40m 44s-32° 46’ 41”
StarHIP 320458.39506h 41m 42s-33° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 323487.609806h 45m 07s-31° 39’ 15”
StarHIP 326498.318806h 48m 38s-32° 28’ 03”
StarHIP 318907.877206h 39m 58s-32° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 314198.893206h 35m 04s-33° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 316885.139806h 37m 47s-32° 20’ 23”
StarHIP 318247.684206h 39m 15s-31° 50’ 08”
StarHIP 322487.545406h 43m 58s-32° 25’ 52”
StarHIP 315726.841606h 36m 27s-31° 53’ 12”
StarHIP 314027.94706h 34m 56s-32° 18’ 23”
StarHIP 323665.886406h 45m 23s-31° 47’ 34”
StarHIP 316237.584206h 37m 03s-32° 13’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 226713.206h 40m 51s-32° 28’ 54”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 N6 (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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