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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 732578.46114h 58m 19s+41° 05’ 34”
StarHIP 735548.666615h 01m 56s+40° 36’ 02”
StarHIP 731868.843214h 57m 28s+40° 09’ 51”
StarHIP 728357.7514h 53m 15s+40° 48’ 59”
StarHIP 733518.845414h 59m 23s+41° 50’ 01”
StarHIP 731858.184214h 57m 27s+40° 09’ 42”
StarHIP 730297.408614h 55m 29s+39° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 730537.970814h 55m 46s+39° 38’ 54”
StarHIP 735553.390215h 01m 56s+40° 23’ 26”
StarHIP 733695.61714h 59m 36s+39° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 734766.987615h 01m 00s+40° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 730707.159614h 55m 59s+41° 08’ 11”
StarHIP 733536.652614h 59m 24s+39° 38’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 577213.714h 51m 39s+40° 35’ 53”

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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