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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 284447.75306h 00m 21s+48° 14’ 29”
StarHIP 284995.711806h 00m 58s+47° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 285318.692606h 01m 19s+46° 34’ 49”
StarHIP 286346.450206h 02m 45s+47° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 286617.211606h 03m 07s+47° 59’ 16”
StarHIP 287598.67206h 04m 20s+46° 53’ 59”
StarHIP 287837.301606h 04m 38s+46° 35’ 06”
StarHIP 287978.235606h 04m 47s+47° 06’ 18”
StarHIP 288816.771606h 05m 52s+48° 14’ 57”
StarHIP 292157.06406h 09m 38s+49° 03’ 46”
StarHIP 292657.082606h 10m 11s+46° 45’ 31”
StarHIP 293187.820606h 10m 55s+47° 30’ 17”
StarHIP 293288.709406h 11m 02s+46° 53’ 06”
StarHIP 293576.845806h 11m 15s+47° 54’ 24”
StarHIP 293886.155606h 11m 36s+48° 42’ 40”
StarHIP 294727.502806h 12m 35s+47° 25’ 13”
StarHIP 295238.116606h 13m 11s+48° 28’ 04”
StarHIP 295568.782206h 13m 40s+48° 02’ 32”

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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