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C/2016 R3 (Borisov) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) 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 R3 (Borisov) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 93448.9701h 59m 59s-44° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 90508.756401h 56m 35s-44° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 94595.001402h 01m 42s-44° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 92547.229801h 58m 56s-42° 56’ 56”
StarHIP 88825.120801h 54m 22s-42° 29’ 48”
StarHIP 94088.122802h 00m 52s-43° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 90757.831401h 56m 50s-43° 10’ 41”
StarHIP 96727.76302h 04m 24s-43° 30’ 27”
StarHIP 84777.794401h 49m 16s-44° 14’ 28”
StarHIP 92848.52901h 59m 19s-44° 44’ 31”
StarHIP 84208.355401h 48m 36s-44° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 96468.834202h 03m 59s-44° 00’ 00”
GalaxyPGC 683013.101h 51m 06s-44° 26’ 40”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

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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