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 31214006h 32m 52s-47° 42’ 52”
StarHIP 315067.299406h 35m 52s-48° 16’ 47”
StarHIP 314877.29706h 35m 39s-47° 26’ 00”
StarHIP 317788.4106h 38m 41s-46° 10’ 30”
StarHIP 320828.998206h 42m 08s-46° 28’ 24”
StarHIP 306768.347206h 26m 45s-46° 59’ 19”
StarHIP 319208.649206h 40m 15s-47° 17’ 46”
StarHIP 308858.829406h 28m 59s-47° 30’ 05”
StarHIP 310518.196406h 30m 57s-47° 15’ 27”
StarHIP 319626.645206h 40m 47s-47° 37’ 17”
StarHIP 317654.931206h 38m 37s-48° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 316538.29806h 37m 30s-45° 35’ 39”
StarHIP 319666.571606h 40m 49s-47° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 313698.55606h 34m 39s-46° 30’ 36”
StarHIP 314948.95406h 35m 45s-47° 16’ 55”

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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