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C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 S1 (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 S1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 78072015h 56m 26s+15° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 783898.895616h 00m 13s+15° 46’ 44”
StarHIP 779618.667215h 55m 17s+14° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 778356.180815h 53m 34s+16° 04’ 29”
StarHIP 779788.219815h 55m 27s+14° 17’ 24”
StarHIP 777758.153215h 52m 52s+15° 56’ 35”
StarHIP 780608.25815h 56m 14s+14° 45’ 03”
StarHIP 779638.624815h 55m 19s+16° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 782828.794415h 59m 01s+15° 44’ 47”
StarHIP 777837.360415h 52m 56s+15° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 781578.382815h 57m 33s+16° 04’ 22”
StarHIP 782627.553215h 58m 49s+16° 12’ 40”
StarHIP 777048.500815h 51m 54s+14° 51’ 10”
StarHIP 780758.882415h 56m 28s+13° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 777187.271215h 52m 00s+15° 14’ 10”
StarHIP 781325.428815h 57m 14s+14° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 781958.284415h 57m 58s+14° 31’ 35”
StarHIP 784078.979416h 00m 22s+15° 32’ 49”
StarHIP 784097.905216h 00m 23s+15° 40’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 601212.715h 54m 13s+14° 36’ 07”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 S1 (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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