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C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 R2 (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 R2 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 21776004h 40m 39s+08° 40’ 45”
StarHIP 218718.426404h 42m 08s+08° 51’ 10”
StarHIP 218826.731604h 42m 14s+09° 38’ 02”
StarHIP 219548.570804h 43m 06s+09° 37’ 13”
StarHIP 220858.14804h 45m 04s+09° 29’ 16”
StarHIP 222127.879604h 46m 36s+08° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 222217.190204h 46m 45s+09° 01’ 02”
StarHIP 222388.57104h 47m 04s+09° 03’ 38”
StarHIP 222397.199404h 47m 06s+10° 03’ 05”
StarHIP 222588.203404h 47m 31s+10° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 223466.932404h 48m 41s+07° 50’ 23”
StarHIP 223518.536204h 48m 43s+10° 23’ 42”
StarHIP 224588.391204h 49m 56s+09° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 224616.852604h 50m 03s+08° 24’ 28”
StarHIP 225094.356404h 50m 36s+08° 54’ 00”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 R2 (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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