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 204767.072204h 23m 19s-07° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 205987.965804h 24m 42s-08° 45’ 10”
StarHIP 207427.40104h 26m 41s-06° 24’ 14”
StarHIP 207477.311804h 26m 46s-06° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 207878.572804h 27m 08s-08° 53’ 54”
StarHIP 207978.906404h 27m 23s-08° 23’ 34”
StarHIP 208098.149604h 27m 31s-08° 11’ 29”
StarHIP 208748.662404h 28m 23s-06° 55’ 25”
StarHIP 208827.972804h 28m 31s-07° 33’ 09”
StarHIP 210508.496804h 30m 45s-07° 14’ 27”
StarHIP 212458.045604h 33m 28s-07° 50’ 19”
StarHIP 212496.482604h 33m 31s-06° 59’ 17”
StarHIP 212586.632604h 33m 38s-08° 15’ 20”

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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