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):

StarHIP 3921000h 50m 20s-50° 00’ 21”
StarHIP 44848.230800h 57m 27s-48° 44’ 33”
StarHIP 41288.088600h 52m 52s-50° 27’ 42”
StarHIP 45608.866400h 58m 19s-48° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 48308.289401h 02m 03s-49° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 40358.664400h 51m 44s-50° 09’ 08”
StarHIP 46587.295200h 59m 51s-49° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 42326.718400h 53m 59s-48° 47’ 28”
StarHIP 45887.37400h 58m 44s-51° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 46857.441601h 00m 11s-50° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 42617.862800h 54m 23s-48° 56’ 53”
GalaxyIC 160513.700h 57m 37s-48° 54’ 06”

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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