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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 1020758.979620h 41m 11s+06° 10’ 20”
StarHIP 1021667.089820h 42m 05s+06° 30’ 27”
StarHIP 1021808.190220h 42m 15s+07° 10’ 53”
StarHIP 1022977.106820h 43m 38s+06° 34’ 41”
StarHIP 102352020h 44m 16s+05° 58’ 58”
StarHIP 1024077.859220h 45m 08s+06° 01’ 27”
StarHIP 1024278.326620h 45m 19s+07° 02’ 20”
StarHIP 1024397.349420h 45m 28s+05° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 102472020h 45m 55s+08° 14’ 58”
StarHIP 1024746.977420h 45m 56s+07° 22’ 44”
StarHIP 1025458.373820h 46m 49s+07° 33’ 10”
StarHIP 1025927.912620h 47m 28s+06° 48’ 53”
StarHIP 102606020h 47m 35s+08° 20’ 09”
StarHIP 1026127.251820h 47m 38s+06° 58’ 33”
StarHIP 1026335.611820h 47m 48s+06° 00’ 29”
StarHIP 1026746.997620h 48m 21s+07° 35’ 39”
StarHIP 1028196.316420h 49m 48s+07° 51’ 50”
StarHIP 1028388.466820h 50m 02s+07° 50’ 59”

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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