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):

StarHIP 776066.414215h 50m 34s-26° 17’ 22”
StarHIP 776118.254415h 50m 40s-26° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 776354.644415h 50m 58s-25° 45’ 04”
StarHIP 777668.230415h 52m 42s-27° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 778218.467415h 53m 28s-27° 41’ 25”
StarHIP 778404.66815h 53m 36s-25° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 779006.156215h 54m 30s-27° 20’ 18”
StarHIP 779095.874415h 54m 39s-25° 14’ 37”
StarHIP 779438.613215h 55m 02s-27° 54’ 14”
StarHIP 779557.627215h 55m 12s-25° 46’ 43”
StarHIP 779845.62315h 55m 30s-26° 15’ 57”
StarHIP 780027.314615h 55m 41s-26° 44’ 49”
StarHIP 780417.610415h 56m 05s-25° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 781307.257215h 57m 13s-27° 38’ 32”
StarHIP 782538.713215h 58m 36s-25° 28’ 56”
StarHIP 782652.904215h 58m 51s-26° 06’ 50”
StarHIP 783166.907815h 59m 27s-27° 00’ 58”
StarHIP 78385016h 00m 11s-26° 10’ 23”
StarHIP 783868.675616h 00m 11s-26° 10’ 38”

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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