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 748978.129615h 18m 24s-12° 55’ 29”
StarHIP 750507.880815h 20m 09s-13° 11’ 29”
StarHIP 750758.375215h 20m 31s-11° 01’ 57”
StarHIP 75116015h 20m 59s-13° 10’ 42”
StarHIP 751548.657615h 21m 31s-12° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 753008.109415h 23m 05s-11° 27’ 16”
StarHIP 753525.612215h 23m 52s-12° 22’ 09”
StarHIP 754878.107215h 25m 13s-10° 59’ 24”
StarHIP 755178.755815h 25m 40s-12° 52’ 14”
StarHIP 755548.434415h 26m 05s-11° 41’ 55”
StarHIP 757297.709615h 28m 13s-11° 26’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 591512.715h 21m 32s-13° 05’ 31”
GalaxyUGCA 40913.615h 27m 09s-12° 08’ 03”

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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