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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 198548.08804h 15m 25s-53° 36’ 08”
StarHIP 204288.358404h 22m 34s-55° 05’ 46”
StarHIP 198847.557804h 15m 56s-53° 18’ 38”
StarHIP 200747.713604h 18m 15s-52° 54’ 08”
StarHIP 207998.031604h 27m 24s-53° 24’ 15”
StarHIP 207398.256404h 26m 38s-53° 42’ 15”
StarHIP 209738.075404h 29m 50s-52° 59’ 06”
StarHIP 208688.206604h 28m 21s-54° 02’ 08”
StarHIP 202178.388804h 19m 56s-52° 57’ 26”
StarHIP 201188.209404h 18m 49s-53° 32’ 47”
StarHIP 201096.048204h 18m 39s-52° 51’ 36”
StarHIP 202288.299804h 20m 08s-54° 41’ 32”
StarHIP 198268.76204h 15m 05s-53° 00’ 32”
StarHIP 207338.246204h 26m 36s-55° 12’ 35”
StarHIP 201177.158404h 18m 48s-54° 08’ 07”
StarHIP 210078.640804h 30m 16s-53° 27’ 16”
StarHIP 209278.93604h 29m 13s-54° 24’ 25”
StarHIP 206506.911604h 25m 29s-53° 06’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 159612.104h 27m 37s-55° 01’ 36”
GalaxyNGC 156610.204h 20m 00s-54° 56’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 158113.504h 24m 45s-54° 56’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 160213.504h 27m 53s-55° 03’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 161711.404h 31m 39s-54° 36’ 05”

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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