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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 949696.92619h 19m 31s+22° 34’ 14”
StarHIP 951977.50919h 21m 57s+22° 30’ 23”
StarHIP 953958.721219h 24m 20s+22° 57’ 53”
StarHIP 954348.050619h 24m 44s+23° 36’ 56”
StarHIP 950588.748619h 20m 28s+21° 47’ 18”
StarHIP 956127.274619h 26m 48s+21° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 957758.058419h 28m 46s+22° 33’ 36”
StarHIP 951096.564419h 20m 54s+22° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 952137.810819h 22m 12s+22° 32’ 10”
StarHIP 957058.625619h 28m 00s+21° 45’ 14”
StarHIP 954148.345219h 24m 33s+21° 30’ 57”
StarHIP 948226.835619h 17m 39s+22° 26’ 28”
StarHIP 957687.653819h 28m 40s+21° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 954628.727419h 25m 08s+22° 12’ 56”
StarHIP 949477.622819h 19m 16s+23° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 954287.734219h 24m 41s+22° 12’ 06”
StarHIP 952098.497219h 22m 06s+23° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 952298.075419h 22m 30s+22° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 948126.87419h 17m 31s+21° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 951317.421819h 21m 17s+20° 57’ 46”
StarHIP 947877.900219h 17m 11s+22° 25’ 33”
StarHIP 956247.160219h 26m 58s+21° 06’ 22”
StarHIP 957848.35119h 28m 55s+21° 37’ 27”
StarHIP 956087.43119h 26m 44s+21° 39’ 11”
StarHIP 955588.650219h 26m 11s+22° 45’ 26”
StarHIP 950957.700219h 20m 47s+21° 48’ 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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