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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 257326.481405h 29m 41s-00° 48’ 08”
StarHIP 258188.10905h 30m 48s+00° 01’ 42”
StarHIP 259058.307805h 31m 44s+00° 05’ 59”
StarHIP 259302.234205h 32m 00s-00° 17’ 56”
StarHIP 259766.013405h 32m 37s+00° 00’ 43”
StarHIP 259805.347805h 32m 41s-01° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 260127.953605h 33m 03s-01° 14’ 27”
StarHIP 260168.715605h 33m 05s-01° 43’ 15”
StarHIP 260206.645205h 33m 07s-01° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 260488.063405h 33m 26s+00° 37’ 16”
StarHIP 260635.36605h 33m 31s-01° 09’ 21”
StarHIP 260828.32905h 33m 45s-00° 01’ 44”
StarHIP 261066.244205h 34m 03s-01° 02’ 08”
StarHIP 261085.75705h 34m 04s-01° 28’ 12”
StarHIP 261177.045805h 34m 09s-01° 54’ 06”
StarHIP 261496.151205h 34m 29s-00° 00’ 44”
StarHIP 261548.588205h 34m 33s-00° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 261568.25605h 34m 34s-01° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 261746.899605h 34m 48s-00° 57’ 13”
StarHIP 261887.149805h 34m 56s-00° 07’ 22”
StarHIP 262107.503405h 35m 09s-00° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 262136.99705h 35m 12s-00° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 262548.313605h 35m 30s+00° 29’ 44”
StarHIP 262768.714605h 35m 43s+00° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 263111.715205h 36m 12s-01° 12’ 06”
StarHIP 263198.031605h 36m 17s-01° 38’ 07”
StarHIP 263347.840805h 36m 30s-01° 59’ 01”
StarHIP 264057.879805h 37m 14s-01° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 264318.35805h 37m 30s-00° 14’ 25”
StarHIP 264397.159805h 37m 34s-01° 25’ 19”
StarHIP 264647.605205h 37m 45s-00° 46’ 41”
StarHIP 264717.790605h 37m 50s+00° 19’ 02”
StarHIP 264947.785405h 38m 06s-00° 11’ 03”
StarHIP 265008.454805h 38m 09s-00° 10’ 55”
StarHIP 265086.830605h 38m 13s-01° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 265268.650805h 38m 31s-00° 08’ 52”
StarHIP 266686.976605h 40m 03s-01° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 266837.696205h 40m 13s-01° 27’ 45”
StarHIP 267364.939605h 40m 50s-01° 07’ 43”
GalaxyUGC 333114.005h 37m 51s+00° 06’ 42”

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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