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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 897658.585418h 19m 04s+37° 39’ 30”
StarHIP 893088.578218h 13m 23s+36° 09’ 09”
StarHIP 894198.853618h 14m 55s+36° 40’ 13”
StarHIP 889538.386618h 09m 26s+36° 31’ 07”
StarHIP 891598.32218h 11m 46s+37° 53’ 14”
StarHIP 892218.140618h 12m 26s+37° 39’ 33”
StarHIP 896688.561818h 17m 53s+37° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 897948.90918h 19m 30s+35° 44’ 08”
StarHIP 900247.554618h 22m 08s+36° 18’ 06”
StarHIP 890085.475618h 09m 58s+36° 27’ 58”
StarHIP 898264.199818h 19m 51s+36° 03’ 52”
StarHIP 900447.865418h 22m 24s+36° 54’ 03”
StarHIP 894188.099418h 14m 51s+36° 22’ 45”
StarHIP 895747.914618h 16m 42s+37° 01’ 36”

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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