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 428408.556608h 43m 45s+22° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 426818.154608h 41m 58s+23° 47’ 55”
StarHIP 428168.92108h 43m 27s+23° 59’ 36”
StarHIP 433848.90308h 50m 14s+24° 34’ 52”
StarHIP 432428.642808h 48m 35s+24° 07’ 43”
StarHIP 426848.8808h 42m 00s+24° 21’ 24”
StarHIP 424036.840208h 38m 45s+23° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 424798.832208h 39m 37s+24° 37’ 13”
StarHIP 427248.661208h 42m 25s+25° 02’ 28”
StarHIP 430788.183208h 46m 28s+22° 21’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 262814.008h 40m 22s+23° 32’ 25”

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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