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 80539016h 26m 33s+15° 39’ 51”
StarHIP 808147.443416h 30m 10s+15° 07’ 41”
StarHIP 803328.944416h 23m 59s+12° 51’ 57”
StarHIP 807988.561216h 29m 54s+14° 16’ 09”
StarHIP 801667.233816h 21m 54s+13° 27’ 19”
StarHIP 804634.578216h 25m 24s+14° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 807137.536816h 28m 45s+13° 36’ 44”
StarHIP 802898.8216h 23m 22s+13° 16’ 34”
StarHIP 802058.998416h 22m 25s+14° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 805138.406816h 26m 09s+14° 17’ 44”
StarHIP 804988.855816h 25m 54s+13° 49’ 26”
StarHIP 805327.174216h 26m 25s+15° 05’ 39”
StarHIP 806847.22316h 28m 24s+15° 25’ 52”
StarHIP 802607.862616h 23m 05s+13° 50’ 23”
StarHIP 804048.424216h 24m 41s+14° 44’ 40”

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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