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):

StarHIP 894825.575218h 15m 38s+42° 09’ 33”
StarHIP 901778.364218h 24m 06s+42° 06’ 26”
StarHIP 896547.31118h 17m 48s+40° 18’ 12”
StarHIP 896038.197418h 17m 06s+40° 15’ 21”
StarHIP 900077.322818h 21m 52s+41° 12’ 48”
StarHIP 900407.855618h 22m 23s+40° 22’ 31”
StarHIP 903018.687618h 25m 30s+41° 18’ 49”
StarHIP 892408.197218h 12m 38s+41° 23’ 07”
StarHIP 892618.465218h 12m 55s+40° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 898207.448618h 19m 49s+42° 00’ 06”
StarHIP 897198.599218h 18m 35s+42° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 898918.2718h 20m 30s+39° 52’ 40”
StarHIP 892827.329418h 13m 07s+41° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 892466.24518h 12m 42s+41° 08’ 49”
StarHIP 900107.72818h 21m 59s+42° 17’ 21”
StarHIP 897648.141818h 19m 04s+40° 55’ 38”
StarHIP 896046.038418h 17m 06s+40° 56’ 11”

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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