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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 662688.927813h 34m 55s-50° 23’ 04”
StarHIP 672238.922813h 46m 29s-51° 42’ 37”
StarHIP 671708.924613h 45m 52s-50° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 666665.703213h 39m 59s-49° 57’ 00”
StarHIP 667368.23413h 40m 43s-52° 22’ 14”
StarHIP 666698.226813h 40m 00s-51° 10’ 28”
StarHIP 668828.55113h 42m 23s-51° 39’ 12”
StarHIP 673067.278413h 47m 40s-50° 07’ 30”
StarHIP 665618.254613h 38m 40s-51° 06’ 07”
StarHIP 671888.542413h 46m 09s-50° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 670037.578813h 43m 52s-52° 05’ 58”
StarHIP 664348.830413h 37m 10s-52° 03’ 13”
StarHIP 674978.379813h 49m 54s-50° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 673045.323813h 47m 38s-50° 19’ 14”
StarHIP 665246.636213h 38m 09s-50° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 662458.739813h 34m 38s-51° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 674178.736213h 49m 00s-51° 54’ 59”
StarHIP 669236.275413h 42m 54s-50° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 670158.551213h 44m 03s-49° 38’ 27”
StarHIP 675038.319813h 49m 58s-51° 37’ 17”
StarHIP 669908.194213h 43m 44s-51° 37’ 34”
StarHIP 665407.825613h 38m 24s-50° 03’ 19”
StarHIP 665438.117213h 38m 27s-51° 33’ 07”
StarHIP 675428.395813h 50m 21s-50° 46’ 15”
StarHIP 670366.453413h 44m 16s-51° 00’ 44”
StarHIP 662597.17913h 34m 49s-50° 47’ 32”
StarHIP 672925.89613h 47m 27s-50° 14’ 57”
StarHIP 672344.54213h 46m 39s-51° 25’ 57”
GalaxyIC 431213.413h 40m 31s-51° 04’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 523414.013h 37m 29s-49° 50’ 16”

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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