Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Oct 12||12.36||16h 53m 09s||-54° 13’ 37”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 13||12.39||16h 56m 05s||-54° 22’ 27”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 14||12.42||16h 59m 02s||-54° 31’ 00”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 15||12.44||17h 01m 59s||-54° 39’ 20”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 16||12.47||17h 04m 58s||-54° 47’ 26”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 17||12.50||17h 07m 57s||-54° 55’ 18”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 18||12.52||17h 10m 58s||-55° 02’ 54”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 19||12.55||17h 13m 59s||-55° 10’ 18”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 20||12.58||17h 17m 02s||-55° 17’ 26”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 21||12.60||17h 20m 04s||-55° 24’ 20”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 22||12.63||17h 23m 08s||-55° 31’ 00”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 23||12.65||17h 26m 13s||-55° 37’ 27”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 24||12.68||17h 29m 20s||-55° 43’ 38”||Ara|
|2017 Oct 25||12.70||17h 32m 26s||-55° 49’ 36”||Ara|
Distance of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) at epoch 19 December 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457742.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.63692249 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jun-12 08:25:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||164.89956128158°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||69.852749597797°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Jun-05|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.81109735 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.