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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 474637.491209h 40m 31s-01° 43’ 48”
StarHIP 476498.964809h 42m 52s-02° 14’ 26”
StarHIP 479068.044609h 45m 47s-01° 54’ 48”
StarHIP 479168.153609h 45m 58s-03° 06’ 28”
StarHIP 479327.758609h 46m 04s-02° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 479747.46809h 46m 43s-03° 12’ 41”
StarHIP 479888.429809h 46m 50s-01° 54’ 23”
StarHIP 480268.246409h 47m 23s-01° 00’ 47”
StarHIP 481288.652409h 48m 44s-02° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 482677.699409h 50m 23s-01° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 483168.580409h 50m 58s-02° 01’ 43”
StarHIP 483477.22809h 51m 19s-01° 51’ 29”

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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