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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 1043897.03921h 08m 51s+01° 47’ 15”
StarHIP 1044508.217621h 09m 30s+01° 34’ 06”
StarHIP 1044816.419821h 09m 58s+02° 56’ 36”
StarHIP 1044898.597221h 10m 00s+01° 47’ 54”
StarHIP 104535021h 10m 30s+03° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 1045777.455421h 11m 03s+03° 55’ 10”
StarHIP 1046687.607421h 12m 04s+01° 38’ 01”
StarHIP 1046988.453221h 12m 29s+02° 21’ 15”
StarHIP 1047176.965821h 12m 45s+02° 38’ 34”
StarHIP 1047357.724421h 12m 59s+02° 48’ 09”
StarHIP 1048768.813821h 14m 40s+01° 44’ 49”
StarHIP 1049968.83621h 15m 55s+03° 41’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 704613.921h 14m 55s+02° 50’ 08”

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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