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):

StarHIP 772447.886815h 46m 22s+13° 43’ 14”
StarHIP 770417.980615h 43m 54s+12° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 774556.796415h 48m 50s+12° 43’ 25”
StarHIP 775066.594815h 49m 33s+12° 33’ 31”
StarHIP 768665.322815h 41m 47s+12° 50’ 51”
StarHIP 767336.128415h 40m 10s+12° 03’ 10”
StarHIP 770016.764215h 43m 22s+11° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 771037.357815h 44m 36s+11° 25’ 19”
StarHIP 774168.345615h 48m 18s+13° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 772148.427215h 45m 54s+12° 33’ 29”
StarHIP 774125.856415h 48m 13s+13° 47’ 21”
StarHIP 769856.448215h 43m 10s+13° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 766127.436215h 38m 44s+12° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 773147.668615h 47m 04s+11° 31’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 598413.315h 42m 53s+14° 13’ 55”

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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