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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 649378.94213h 18m 37s-33° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 652538.69413h 22m 23s-33° 57’ 04”
StarHIP 650977.533413h 20m 30s-33° 39’ 27”
StarHIP 648248.538413h 17m 19s-32° 35’ 58”
StarHIP 653116.030813h 23m 08s-33° 11’ 23”
StarHIP 654417.832413h 24m 42s-32° 40’ 09”
StarHIP 655396.843413h 26m 08s-32° 32’ 50”
StarHIP 655678.15713h 26m 35s-31° 27’ 01”
StarHIP 648035.020213h 16m 53s-31° 30’ 21”
StarHIP 654508.39513h 24m 49s-33° 26’ 56”
StarHIP 654728.359413h 25m 10s-31° 11’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 511413.513h 24m 01s-32° 20’ 38”
GalaxyIC 421913.513h 18m 29s-31° 37’ 45”
GalaxyIC 421412.113h 17m 43s-32° 06’ 05”

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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