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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 101933020h 39m 22s+11° 42’ 44”
StarHIP 1018167.748420h 37m 58s+13° 05’ 32”
StarHIP 1021478.191220h 41m 53s+12° 58’ 50”
StarHIP 1019676.971420h 39m 52s+13° 25’ 10”
StarHIP 1021317.707220h 41m 45s+12° 31’ 07”
StarHIP 1015978.423420h 35m 26s+11° 21’ 22”
StarHIP 1022067.47920h 42m 33s+12° 43’ 41”
StarHIP 1021887.564620h 42m 20s+12° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 1020778.579420h 41m 12s+12° 39’ 07”
StarHIP 1018825.544220h 38m 43s+13° 18’ 54”
StarHIP 1014835.37220h 33m 56s+13° 01’ 37”
StarHIP 1019437.402420h 39m 30s+13° 20’ 27”
StarHIP 1013898.477620h 32m 52s+12° 03’ 26”
StarHIP 1015227.758420h 34m 26s+11° 18’ 39”
StarHIP 1017107.526820h 36m 58s+12° 02’ 56”
StarHIP 1018487.722820h 38m 20s+13° 19’ 52”
StarHIP 1014827.834620h 33m 57s+12° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 1018005.419220h 37m 49s+11° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 1015547.494420h 34m 49s+13° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 1017338.86320h 37m 14s+13° 17’ 11”
GalaxyUGC 1159913.620h 36m 33s+11° 29’ 41”

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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