C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2016 T3 (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 T3 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 65520013h 25m 49s-28° 22’ 25”
StarHIP 653338.643813h 23m 25s-26° 58’ 44”
StarHIP 649088.913813h 18m 15s-26° 50’ 31”
StarHIP 653827.884613h 23m 57s-28° 22’ 14”
StarHIP 655298.383413h 25m 59s-27° 28’ 09”
StarHIP 649677.50913h 18m 58s-28° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 649206.72213h 18m 23s-28° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 650928.760813h 20m 27s-27° 14’ 40”
StarHIP 650967.64613h 20m 29s-27° 24’ 35”
StarHIP 647728.992213h 16m 27s-28° 03’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 506111.313h 18m 04s-26° 50’ 11”
GalaxyESO 509-814.013h 26m 44s-27° 26’ 21”
GalaxyESO 508-3314.013h 16m 23s-26° 33’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 504813.713h 16m 08s-28° 24’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 507811.713h 19m 50s-27° 24’ 32”
GalaxyIC 87413.513h 19m 00s-27° 37’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 505114.013h 16m 20s-28° 17’ 07”
GalaxyIC 87914.013h 19m 40s-27° 25’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 510111.413h 21m 46s-27° 25’ 53”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2016 T3 (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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