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 626398.397412h 50m 07s-25° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 620626.67912h 43m 13s-24° 59’ 25”
StarHIP 624728.696212h 48m 10s-24° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 621238.4712h 43m 53s-25° 02’ 29”
StarHIP 620907.414212h 43m 32s-26° 18’ 05”
StarHIP 624486.422612h 47m 53s-24° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 625837.96412h 49m 25s-25° 17’ 46”
StarHIP 621808.496412h 44m 35s-26° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 624476.700412h 47m 53s-25° 00’ 55”
StarHIP 626698.599812h 50m 29s-26° 39’ 31”
StarHIP 622748.432812h 45m 42s-24° 32’ 09”
GalaxyESO 507-2512.612h 51m 31s-26° 27’ 06”
GalaxyESO 507-2713.512h 51m 37s-26° 07’ 00”
GalaxyESO 506-3313.012h 40m 13s-25° 19’ 40”
GalaxyESO 507-1413.712h 48m 20s-26° 27’ 51”
GalaxyIC 381313.712h 50m 02s-25° 55’ 14”
GalaxyESO 507-814.012h 45m 42s-26° 37’ 59”
GalaxyESO 507-2813.612h 51m 45s-26° 05’ 23”

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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