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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 395048.025208h 04m 28s-13° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 391308.65108h 00m 16s-13° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 389988.593807h 58m 52s-13° 18’ 53”
StarHIP 394098.417808h 03m 23s-13° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 388267.071407h 56m 45s-12° 56’ 07”
StarHIP 387247.222607h 55m 41s-13° 43’ 56”
StarHIP 388668.747407h 57m 14s-14° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 391977.339608h 01m 02s-14° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 390817.650807h 59m 44s-12° 52’ 01”
StarHIP 386338.076807h 54m 39s-12° 40’ 50”
StarHIP 392298.807208h 01m 24s-12° 47’ 35”
StarHIP 390898.03407h 59m 48s-13° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 384937.415207h 53m 00s-14° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 388627.965807h 57m 12s-14° 35’ 29”
StarHIP 387486.468407h 55m 58s-12° 36’ 30”
StarHIP 392988.000608h 02m 05s-12° 48’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 251712.908h 02m 47s-12° 19’ 06”

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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