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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 700226.170414h 19m 40s+00° 23’ 03”
StarHIP 700816.65914h 20m 28s+00° 10’ 55”
StarHIP 70136014h 21m 04s+00° 31’ 07”
StarHIP 702826.737414h 22m 46s-00° 38’ 13”
StarHIP 703196.202214h 23m 15s+01° 14’ 33”
StarHIP 704258.996614h 24m 27s+01° 56’ 51”
StarHIP 705537.086414h 25m 55s+00° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 705668.26914h 26m 03s-00° 41’ 30”
StarHIP 706497.966814h 27m 01s+01° 08’ 34”
StarHIP 706527.81314h 27m 02s+01° 42’ 53”
StarHIP 708118.215414h 28m 52s+01° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 708178.484614h 28m 57s+01° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 70845014h 29m 16s+00° 18’ 17”
StarHIP 708945.947614h 29m 50s+00° 49’ 44”
GalaxyUGC 921513.414h 23m 27s+01° 43’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 558412.214h 22m 23s-00° 23’ 12”

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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