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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 276706.057605h 51m 28s-22° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 273798.81505h 47m 56s-22° 42’ 18”
StarHIP 276543.684805h 51m 19s-20° 52’ 39”
StarHIP 271028.30105h 44m 50s-22° 30’ 21”
StarHIP 270723.554605h 44m 27s-22° 26’ 50”
StarHIP 270116.59305h 43m 46s-21° 25’ 43”
StarHIP 274408.540805h 48m 36s-20° 38’ 00”
StarHIP 276808.170405h 51m 36s-20° 50’ 12”
StarHIP 275335.859205h 49m 53s-22° 58’ 18”
StarHIP 268655.873805h 42m 13s-22° 22’ 25”
StarHIP 274197.679605h 48m 21s-22° 03’ 11”
StarHIP 270037.767805h 43m 41s-22° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 270217.069205h 43m 52s-21° 16’ 47”
StarHIP 278338.370805h 53m 21s-22° 22’ 17”
StarHIP 271976.916405h 45m 54s-23° 08’ 24”
StarHIP 272608.554805h 46m 42s-21° 49’ 36”
StarHIP 272568.1405h 46m 39s-21° 01’ 20”
StarHIP 271036.774205h 44m 50s-21° 39’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 207313.405h 45m 53s-22° 00’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 210613.105h 50m 46s-21° 34’ 02”

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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