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):

StarHIP 266887.66905h 40m 17s-19° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 266437.998405h 39m 45s-20° 26’ 12”
StarHIP 268468.766205h 42m 00s-18° 58’ 59”
StarHIP 262857.783405h 35m 47s-19° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 267147.346805h 40m 39s-20° 17’ 55”
StarHIP 266426.87805h 39m 44s-20° 26’ 06”
StarHIP 263768.452405h 37m 00s-19° 51’ 30”
StarHIP 260298.801205h 33m 13s-18° 33’ 41”
StarHIP 261226.559805h 34m 15s-18° 48’ 43”
StarHIP 260858.572205h 33m 48s-19° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 263758.637405h 36m 59s-19° 55’ 40”
StarHIP 265478.396405h 38m 43s-20° 06’ 52”
StarHIP 260788.116205h 33m 43s-18° 40’ 41”
StarHIP 261917.215405h 34m 57s-21° 04’ 03”
StarHIP 265048.506805h 38m 12s-18° 42’ 48”

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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