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 194168.544604h 09m 28s+33° 46’ 01”
StarHIP 195255.595804h 10m 59s+33° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 196067.532404h 12m 03s+35° 21’ 34”
StarHIP 196868.33704h 13m 00s+33° 44’ 32”
StarHIP 197137.891404h 13m 23s+35° 28’ 36”
StarHIP 199037.550604h 16m 10s+34° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 200218.854804h 17m 40s+34° 03’ 04”
StarHIP 200838.20104h 18m 19s+33° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 202524.83204h 20m 24s+34° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 203407.291604h 21m 26s+34° 34’ 15”

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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