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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 1029048.581820h 50m 49s-03° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 1029968.982420h 52m 01s-02° 15’ 40”
StarHIP 1030267.770620h 52m 21s-03° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 1030728.237420h 53m 01s-02° 14’ 40”
StarHIP 103150020h 53m 57s-02° 45’ 54”
StarHIP 1032377.716420h 54m 54s-01° 22’ 32”
StarHIP 1032616.514220h 55m 08s-01° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 1032858.247220h 55m 30s-03° 48’ 44”
StarHIP 1033476.564420h 56m 18s-03° 33’ 42”
StarHIP 1033847.123220h 56m 44s-03° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 1034477.76620h 57m 29s-03° 14’ 11”
StarHIP 1035547.54820h 58m 49s-03° 19’ 04”
GalaxyPGC 6574413.520h 56m 23s-03° 54’ 25”
GalaxyUGC 1165713.820h 59m 47s-01° 53’ 12”

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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