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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 97764019h 52m 01s+29° 23’ 50”
StarHIP 97374919h 47m 27s+29° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 976817.753819h 51m 04s+27° 43’ 00”
StarHIP 977698.140619h 52m 04s+28° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 974727.004819h 48m 41s+29° 24’ 08”
StarHIP 975096.914819h 49m 08s+27° 43’ 55”
StarHIP 969668.207419h 42m 36s+28° 20’ 53”
StarHIP 971506.912219h 44m 48s+29° 15’ 52”
StarHIP 972357.449819h 45m 42s+30° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 973278.878619h 46m 48s+29° 42’ 54”
StarHIP 969886.505219h 42m 49s+29° 19’ 53”
StarHIP 974267.577219h 48m 04s+27° 42’ 10”
StarHIP 978337.344419h 52m 50s+28° 59’ 33”
StarHIP 968688.699419h 41m 24s+28° 52’ 36”
StarHIP 973298.187219h 46m 51s+29° 32’ 06”
StarHIP 978676.873219h 53m 15s+28° 05’ 58”
StarHIP 969297.522819h 42m 12s+29° 29’ 50”
StarHIP 975377.925619h 49m 26s+28° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 968628.501219h 41m 19s+29° 08’ 40”
StarHIP 973778.078419h 47m 27s+28° 29’ 08”
StarHIP 972578.769219h 45m 58s+28° 19’ 41”
StarHIP 970128.483819h 43m 02s+27° 56’ 36”
StarHIP 976038.341819h 50m 16s+30° 01’ 05”
StarHIP 971698.83119h 44m 59s+29° 45’ 43”
StarHIP 975726.451619h 49m 54s+28° 26’ 22”
StarHIP 975287.401219h 49m 19s+28° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 975438.034619h 49m 31s+29° 22’ 29”
StarHIP 979248.349619h 54m 02s+28° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 974206.830419h 48m 00s+27° 52’ 08”
StarHIP 977886.668419h 52m 15s+28° 15’ 07”
StarHIP 975018.236419h 49m 02s+29° 52’ 58”
StarHIP 969228.941819h 42m 07s+28° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 971028.481619h 44m 03s+27° 43’ 14”

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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