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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 77798015h 53m 09s+06° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 780887.264215h 56m 41s+05° 54’ 40”
StarHIP 780117.654415h 55m 47s+04° 20’ 02”
StarHIP 774897.905815h 49m 20s+05° 02’ 43”
StarHIP 777578.703215h 52m 36s+05° 26’ 59”
StarHIP 775707.10315h 50m 11s+05° 57’ 17”
StarHIP 778608.321415h 53m 55s+04° 26’ 03”
StarHIP 779127.447815h 54m 41s+05° 12’ 34”
StarHIP 778108.029415h 53m 20s+04° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 780008.313415h 55m 41s+05° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 779468.583415h 55m 03s+05° 04’ 11”
StarHIP 776223.699415h 50m 48s+04° 28’ 39”
StarHIP 782326.999415h 58m 28s+04° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 778936.770415h 54m 25s+05° 17’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 601413.515h 55m 57s+05° 55’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 601714.015h 57m 15s+05° 59’ 53”

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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