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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 960757.005419h 32m 01s+20° 55’ 45”
StarHIP 967128.230219h 39m 37s+20° 46’ 58”
StarHIP 964587.024419h 36m 37s+20° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 961717.244219h 33m 17s+20° 24’ 50”
StarHIP 961537.78219h 33m 00s+21° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 964176.330819h 36m 08s+22° 35’ 08”
StarHIP 966257.909619h 38m 46s+21° 54’ 32”
StarHIP 961228.449219h 32m 38s+22° 12’ 34”
StarHIP 957687.653819h 28m 40s+21° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 966016.390419h 38m 17s+20° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 963737.849219h 35m 37s+22° 30’ 06”
StarHIP 958318.535419h 29m 29s+21° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 963608.319h 35m 31s+20° 49’ 19”
StarHIP 963307.40119h 35m 07s+22° 09’ 30”
StarHIP 963698.616619h 35m 35s+21° 09’ 51”
StarHIP 967917.639419h 40m 32s+21° 34’ 34”
StarHIP 967448.31319h 39m 58s+21° 34’ 05”
StarHIP 964996.890419h 37m 06s+22° 00’ 21”
StarHIP 957848.35119h 28m 55s+21° 37’ 27”
StarHIP 966917.362619h 39m 26s+22° 15’ 23”
StarHIP 965637.506419h 37m 52s+22° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 964568.754219h 36m 37s+20° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 961836.80719h 33m 25s+21° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 959238.479419h 30m 30s+20° 44’ 57”

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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