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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 739776.42615h 07m 06s+02° 21’ 45”
StarHIP 734198.199615h 00m 15s+00° 32’ 14”
StarHIP 736204.288615h 02m 54s+02° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 736556.79715h 03m 22s+00° 53’ 22”
StarHIP 735287.714415h 01m 43s+00° 42’ 53”
StarHIP 738237.83915h 05m 17s+00° 29’ 38”
StarHIP 734918.137615h 01m 11s+01° 51’ 13”
StarHIP 739258.96715h 06m 24s+02° 39’ 42”
StarHIP 739388.815h 06m 33s+02° 37’ 01”
StarHIP 741297.509815h 08m 57s+01° 41’ 21”
StarHIP 735928.336415h 02m 32s+01° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 740608.676615h 08m 07s+01° 18’ 30”
StarHIP 738217.959615h 05m 16s+02° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 737578.25315h 04m 35s+00° 38’ 26”
StarHIP 736178.868215h 02m 52s+01° 37’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 581311.515h 01m 11s+01° 42’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 580612.515h 00m 00s+01° 53’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 583112.515h 04m 07s+01° 13’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 584513.515h 06m 01s+01° 38’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 584611.115h 06m 29s+01° 36’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 585011.615h 07m 07s+01° 32’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 583913.715h 05m 27s+01° 38’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 585412.815h 07m 48s+02° 34’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 5846A13.815h 06m 28s+01° 35’ 43”
GalaxyNGC 583811.915h 05m 26s+02° 06’ 01”

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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