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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 790937.538616h 08m 40s+05° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 787177.744616h 04m 10s+06° 03’ 11”
StarHIP 783908.351216h 00m 14s+06° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 787287.023616h 04m 19s+06° 00’ 40”
StarHIP 785468.801616h 02m 09s+07° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 785648.685216h 02m 30s+04° 28’ 14”
StarHIP 784188.244416h 00m 33s+04° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 786855.980216h 03m 45s+04° 59’ 12”
StarHIP 789017.34916h 06m 23s+05° 24’ 45”

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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