P/2016 J3 (STEREO) live position and data

This page shows Comet P/2016 J3 (STEREO) 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 P/2016 J3 (STEREO) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 89013018h 10m 02s-13° 32’ 45”
StarHIP 896267.962218h 17m 26s-14° 50’ 56”
StarHIP 896416.704418h 17m 37s-15° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 892928.51518h 13m 14s-14° 26’ 07”
StarHIP 889288.241618h 09m 09s-15° 03’ 32”
StarHIP 889816.249418h 09m 43s-13° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 895088.233218h 15m 54s-13° 34’ 27”
StarHIP 892238.125618h 12m 28s-15° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 895187.813218h 16m 02s-14° 55’ 27”
StarHIP 892638.20218h 12m 56s-15° 11’ 32”
StarHIP 891707.977618h 11m 50s-15° 40’ 47”
StarHIP 887818.524218h 07m 26s-14° 04’ 01”
StarHIP 889948.911418h 09m 50s-15° 33’ 00”
StarHIP 891078.066418h 11m 10s-15° 53’ 41”
StarHIP 896348.849618h 17m 31s-14° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 894226.961618h 14m 57s-15° 23’ 05”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet P/2016 J3 (STEREO)

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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