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20D/Westphal live position and data

This page shows Comet 20D/Westphal 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 20D/Westphal (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 684108.76614h 00m 13s-50° 13’ 20”
StarHIP 678418.31313h 53m 47s-49° 03’ 03”
StarHIP 683335.83213h 59m 17s-50° 22’ 10”
StarHIP 680356.830213h 55m 52s-50° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 677807.562213h 53m 09s-51° 09’ 54”
StarHIP 684548.257814h 00m 51s-49° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 679158.323613h 54m 36s-49° 18’ 34”
StarHIP 689508.318414h 06m 53s-50° 18’ 39”
StarHIP 683598.933613h 59m 34s-49° 01’ 02”
StarHIP 674978.379813h 49m 54s-50° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 677287.984213h 52m 28s-51° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 679708.640813h 55m 10s-50° 44’ 42”
StarHIP 683258.959213h 59m 10s-50° 57’ 21”
StarHIP 682076.896813h 57m 48s-49° 01’ 08”
StarHIP 687817.634814h 04m 42s-50° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 681317.951613h 56m 51s-49° 06’ 44”
StarHIP 675428.395813h 50m 21s-50° 46’ 15”
StarHIP 675168.392213h 50m 04s-50° 08’ 48”
StarHIP 679058.439213h 54m 29s-51° 31’ 25”
StarHIP 686308.370814h 02m 52s-51° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 681298.13913h 56m 50s-49° 58’ 04”
StarHIP 684488.106614h 00m 46s-49° 16’ 29”
StarHIP 678858.173813h 54m 12s-51° 24’ 00”
StarHIP 677427.284613h 52m 36s-50° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 683757.464413h 59m 46s-50° 13’ 40”
StarHIP 684928.96914h 01m 18s-51° 11’ 21”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 20D/Westphal

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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