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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 466768.615609h 30m 57s-15° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 467738.809h 31m 57s-16° 48’ 24”
StarHIP 469468.653209h 34m 04s-15° 41’ 03”
StarHIP 469887.672609h 34m 37s-16° 22’ 32”
StarHIP 47066009h 35m 30s-14° 41’ 28”
StarHIP 471058.768609h 36m 02s-15° 03’ 31”
StarHIP 471468.528809h 36m 25s-17° 23’ 06”
StarHIP 472137.945809h 37m 18s-14° 51’ 03”
StarHIP 472407.594809h 37m 42s-15° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 474068.29809h 39m 30s-15° 57’ 42”
StarHIP 475678.234209h 41m 56s-15° 26’ 16”
StarHIP 475968.176609h 42m 17s-15° 59’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 290712.709h 31m 36s-16° 44’ 09”
GalaxyPGC 2713012.809h 33m 15s-16° 46’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 292413.309h 35m 10s-16° 23’ 56”

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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