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 74861015h 17m 53s+19° 28’ 55”
StarHIP 75193015h 21m 56s+18° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 75437015h 24m 43s+19° 46’ 14”
StarHIP 751918.870615h 21m 56s+19° 10’ 45”
StarHIP 752498.399615h 22m 35s+20° 23’ 48”
StarHIP 748888.70615h 18m 16s+18° 51’ 17”
StarHIP 747818.510215h 16m 58s+19° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 755356.19415h 25m 53s+19° 28’ 50”
StarHIP 751747.61915h 21m 43s+18° 26’ 21”
StarHIP 755607.826615h 26m 08s+18° 10’ 16”
StarHIP 752777.062615h 22m 46s+18° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 753407.902615h 23m 41s+17° 52’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 592813.515h 26m 02s+18° 04’ 27”

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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