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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 101369020h 32m 43s+19° 31’ 38”
StarHIP 1011888.73220h 30m 35s+18° 32’ 59”
StarHIP 1015127.185220h 34m 16s+19° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 1009067.899620h 27m 34s+19° 37’ 05”
StarHIP 1007796.342220h 26m 01s+19° 51’ 55”
StarHIP 1011437.335220h 30m 07s+19° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 1011546.83820h 30m 14s+19° 25’ 15”
StarHIP 1013166.98820h 32m 07s+18° 37’ 39”
StarHIP 1010706.541420h 29m 21s+20° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 1011396.880620h 30m 04s+19° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 1006948.419420h 24m 50s+18° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 1006387.834820h 24m 22s+19° 34’ 29”
StarHIP 1006737.997420h 24m 42s+19° 17’ 43”
StarHIP 1009716.884620h 28m 20s+20° 06’ 46”
StarHIP 1014997.594820h 34m 07s+19° 57’ 03”
StarHIP 1013918.048420h 32m 53s+20° 17’ 16”
StarHIP 1009547.89520h 28m 07s+19° 45’ 46”
StarHIP 1014906.867220h 34m 01s+18° 11’ 07”
StarHIP 1009706.850420h 28m 18s+18° 46’ 10”
StarHIP 1009767.893620h 28m 23s+20° 30’ 44”

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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