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):

StarHIP 100291020h 20m 29s+06° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 1007008.714420h 24m 56s+07° 03’ 34”
StarHIP 1004218.266820h 21m 48s+08° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 1004317.340220h 21m 57s+07° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 997438.445220h 14m 16s+07° 26’ 40”
StarHIP 1007127.739820h 25m 04s+07° 28’ 23”
StarHIP 1005098.100620h 22m 51s+07° 54’ 53”
StarHIP 998607.305820h 15m 37s+07° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 999837.27720h 17m 00s+07° 04’ 18”
StarHIP 1002817.102820h 20m 25s+07° 36’ 53”
StarHIP 1005817.573620h 23m 48s+06° 37’ 22”
StarHIP 1004807.985420h 22m 34s+07° 45’ 21”
StarHIP 1007337.905820h 25m 24s+07° 52’ 30”
StarHIP 1000328.637220h 17m 43s+07° 54’ 03”
StarHIP 997408.621420h 14m 15s+08° 03’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 690613.220h 23m 34s+06° 26’ 38”

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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