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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 24261005h 12m 27s-03° 02’ 13”
StarHIP 243457.652205h 13m 28s-04° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 243677.098805h 13m 39s-03° 37’ 19”
StarHIP 243718.113605h 13m 45s-02° 46’ 54”
StarHIP 245037.650205h 15m 23s-03° 21’ 57”
StarHIP 245677.79205h 16m 14s-03° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 245968.900205h 16m 34s-05° 03’ 41”
StarHIP 246168.238805h 16m 47s-05° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 247478.709605h 18m 24s-02° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 248098.750205h 19m 07s-04° 57’ 34”
StarHIP 248197.732205h 19m 12s-03° 04’ 26”
StarHIP 248388.30305h 19m 31s-04° 20’ 28”
StarHIP 248577.341205h 19m 42s-04° 52’ 38”

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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