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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 6448.119600h 07m 54s-51° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 7028.382600h 08m 44s-52° 19’ 40”
StarHIP 9908.825200h 12m 17s-50° 42’ 01”
StarHIP 11168.885800h 13m 55s-52° 32’ 43”
StarHIP 1322000h 16m 36s-50° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 13496.805800h 16m 53s-52° 39’ 05”
StarHIP 15717.28900h 19m 34s-50° 25’ 45”
StarHIP 16248.874800h 20m 17s-51° 58’ 42”
StarHIP 17666.57600h 22m 21s-50° 59’ 33”
StarHIP 1842000h 23m 18s-50° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 19556.76300h 24m 44s-51° 02’ 35”
StarHIP 19778.62300h 25m 03s-51° 28’ 45”
StarHIP 20207.482200h 25m 38s-51° 24’ 10”

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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