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C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 Q2 (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 Q2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 873208.41917h 50m 33s+35° 23’ 24”
StarHIP 868596.524217h 44m 49s+35° 13’ 03”
StarHIP 873196.804817h 50m 31s+36° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 877467.8417h 55m 24s+36° 11’ 20”
StarHIP 873097.9917h 50m 23s+35° 26’ 14”
StarHIP 871107.557617h 47m 54s+36° 00’ 05”
StarHIP 870987.986617h 47m 45s+34° 55’ 23”
StarHIP 869087.997817h 45m 28s+35° 53’ 35”
StarHIP 875867.108617h 53m 31s+35° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 870246.391417h 46m 53s+36° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 873478.83917h 50m 54s+35° 20’ 36”
StarHIP 871146.367217h 47m 56s+36° 33’ 18”
StarHIP 871177.550817h 47m 57s+36° 07’ 00”
StarHIP 872047.14117h 48m 58s+37° 03’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 644713.717h 46m 16s+35° 34’ 15”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 Q2 (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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