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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 805557.292216h 26m 49s+16° 10’ 18”
StarHIP 810688.181816h 33m 30s+17° 49’ 43”
StarHIP 812307.253816h 35m 26s+17° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 804657.92316h 25m 26s+17° 18’ 11”
StarHIP 809947.483216h 32m 29s+16° 50’ 51”
StarHIP 812857.80816h 36m 07s+17° 28’ 18”
StarHIP 812316.407416h 35m 26s+17° 03’ 26”
StarHIP 809127.441616h 31m 23s+16° 25’ 11”
StarHIP 812718.176816h 35m 56s+16° 32’ 23”
StarHIP 809158.173216h 31m 24s+17° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 807256.807216h 28m 52s+18° 24’ 47”
StarHIP 808557.902616h 30m 41s+18° 38’ 02”

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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