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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 514178.178210h 30m 05s+52° 15’ 27”
StarHIP 514277.52510h 30m 11s+50° 59’ 36”
StarHIP 507838.805610h 22m 09s+51° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 514638.905210h 30m 41s+51° 24’ 04”
StarHIP 509258.863810h 24m 02s+51° 55’ 01”
StarHIP 504558.274210h 18m 07s+51° 48’ 31”
StarHIP 505136.769410h 18m 59s+51° 24’ 19”
StarHIP 510627.313610h 25m 59s+52° 37’ 18”
StarHIP 513348.848810h 29m 07s+52° 37’ 07”
StarHIP 515038.56710h 31m 05s+51° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 504058.563610h 17m 32s+52° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 508158.54410h 22m 28s+50° 29’ 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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