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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 728057.27214h 52m 53s+26° 27’ 54”
StarHIP 725525.785614h 49m 58s+28° 36’ 57”
StarHIP 722368.572414h 46m 22s+27° 54’ 01”
StarHIP 723268.874614h 47m 23s+28° 12’ 45”
StarHIP 728307.842814h 53m 11s+28° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 722007.868214h 46m 03s+27° 30’ 44”
StarHIP 730068.735414h 55m 12s+27° 35’ 33”
StarHIP 721052.273814h 44m 59s+27° 04’ 27”
StarHIP 727967.950214h 52m 46s+27° 29’ 54”
StarHIP 729708.421414h 54m 44s+26° 30’ 11”

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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