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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 982067.13419h 57m 19s+24° 05’ 18”
StarHIP 985057.595620h 00m 43s+22° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 979688.58719h 54m 38s+23° 26’ 16”
StarHIP 984738.09120h 00m 20s+22° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 979615.563619h 54m 31s+24° 19’ 09”
StarHIP 981546.758819h 56m 49s+23° 46’ 36”
StarHIP 978838.165419h 53m 25s+22° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 978864.600819h 53m 27s+24° 04’ 46”
StarHIP 981316.808619h 56m 37s+23° 53’ 18”
StarHIP 977298.124819h 51m 37s+22° 09’ 22”
StarHIP 984408.874820h 00m 06s+22° 42’ 17”
StarHIP 976794.910619h 51m 04s+22° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 979796.572419h 54m 44s+22° 25’ 45”
StarHIP 983918.962819h 59m 26s+24° 08’ 19”
StarHIP 985047.47720h 00m 43s+23° 47’ 55”
StarHIP 982147.419219h 57m 29s+21° 45’ 24”
StarHIP 985237.961420h 00m 56s+22° 50’ 49”
StarHIP 982958.637819h 58m 17s+22° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 983755.655219h 59m 10s+23° 06’ 04”
StarHIP 977197.83519h 51m 32s+22° 16’ 51”
StarHIP 980187.9619h 55m 06s+21° 30’ 04”
StarHIP 979738.78219h 54m 40s+24° 10’ 32”

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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