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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 99165020h 07m 56s+07° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 99343020h 09m 48s+06° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 99483020h 11m 24s+05° 36’ 19”
StarHIP 99547020h 12m 06s+07° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 99549020h 12m 07s+06° 19’ 45”
StarHIP 997297.62620h 14m 09s+06° 35’ 20”
StarHIP 988408.995420h 04m 19s+06° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 991138.565820h 07m 18s+06° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 994887.251420h 11m 26s+06° 04’ 18”
StarHIP 990547.549420h 06m 38s+07° 33’ 29”
StarHIP 988235.406820h 04m 08s+07° 16’ 40”
StarHIP 990557.108420h 06m 38s+07° 34’ 34”
StarHIP 997277.953220h 14m 09s+06° 34’ 38”
StarHIP 995337.090620h 12m 01s+07° 41’ 04”
StarHIP 993927.852620h 10m 25s+05° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 989658.562420h 05m 33s+07° 23’ 10”
StarHIP 994567.386220h 11m 09s+06° 20’ 54”
GalaxyUGC 1151113.620h 04m 14s+07° 24’ 33”

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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