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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 58618.344601h 15m 10s-44° 37’ 17”
StarHIP 61048.585401h 18m 22s-44° 11’ 49”
StarHIP 61478.809601h 18m 54s-44° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 61778.622801h 19m 14s-43° 37’ 45”
StarHIP 63487.419801h 21m 32s-45° 08’ 15”
StarHIP 63978.440401h 22m 10s-46° 13’ 17”
StarHIP 64187.00701h 22m 24s-43° 36’ 09”
StarHIP 6567001h 24m 22s-44° 08’ 07”
StarHIP 65847.631401h 24m 33s-45° 43’ 16”
StarHIP 65956.13701h 24m 41s-44° 31’ 42”
StarHIP 66288.829401h 25m 02s-45° 36’ 41”
StarHIP 66967.90301h 26m 00s-45° 53’ 36”
StarHIP 67996.809601h 27m 29s-45° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 68067.70201h 27m 35s-46° 09’ 06”
StarHIP 70997.824401h 31m 29s-44° 39’ 21”

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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