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 792957.969216h 10m 58s+44° 18’ 34”
StarHIP 792248.82216h 10m 06s+44° 03’ 37”
StarHIP 788678.223616h 05m 54s+45° 29’ 43”
StarHIP 791638.558616h 09m 25s+44° 42’ 40”
StarHIP 787968.595416h 05m 09s+43° 36’ 46”
StarHIP 781478.203415h 57m 26s+44° 08’ 08”
StarHIP 790376.907616h 07m 59s+45° 22’ 48”
StarHIP 791167.792616h 08m 54s+45° 21’ 11”
StarHIP 782008.36815h 58m 06s+44° 03’ 57”
StarHIP 783876.661616h 00m 11s+44° 16’ 46”
StarHIP 788237.400816h 05m 27s+43° 43’ 08”
StarHIP 792486.516416h 10m 24s+43° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 786348.835416h 03m 09s+44° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 791014.240816h 08m 46s+44° 56’ 05”

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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