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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 394668.596608h 04m 01s+38° 38’ 22”
StarHIP 395236.776808h 04m 40s+39° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 395548.795408h 04m 56s+38° 43’ 19”
StarHIP 397658.067408h 07m 39s+39° 50’ 30”
StarHIP 397857.065208h 07m 48s+38° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 398326.874408h 08m 18s+38° 31’ 29”
StarHIP 400378.722608h 10m 40s+38° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 400936.55308h 11m 21s+38° 43’ 53”
StarHIP 401288.922808h 11m 47s+40° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 40175008h 12m 16s+39° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 402247.440408h 12m 54s+39° 28’ 23”
StarHIP 402458.065408h 13m 11s+39° 59’ 13”
StarHIP 403198.481808h 13m 57s+39° 02’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 252813.408h 07m 25s+39° 11’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 252413.608h 08m 09s+39° 09’ 29”

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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