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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 819717.465816h 44m 42s+02° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 821426.691616h 46m 53s+02° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 816415.7716h 40m 38s+04° 13’ 11”
StarHIP 815018.442616h 38m 49s+02° 33’ 34”
StarHIP 821338.84816h 46m 46s+02° 12’ 34”
StarHIP 815567.498816h 39m 23s+03° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 821267.824816h 46m 37s+02° 19’ 23”
StarHIP 821087.835816h 46m 17s+03° 50’ 58”
StarHIP 817707.860416h 42m 07s+02° 16’ 20”
StarHIP 819138.129416h 43m 53s+04° 01’ 09”
StarHIP 816346.90316h 40m 35s+04° 12’ 26”
StarHIP 820817.102616h 45m 57s+04° 02’ 30”
StarHIP 818467.368816h 43m 02s+03° 27’ 15”

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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