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.
|2018 May 16||15.85||01h 17m 00s||-42° 58’ 54”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 17||15.86||01h 18m 11s||-42° 59’ 26”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 18||15.87||01h 19m 21s||-43° 00’ 07”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 19||15.88||01h 20m 30s||-43° 00’ 56”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 20||15.88||01h 21m 38s||-43° 01’ 50”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 21||15.89||01h 22m 45s||-43° 02’ 53”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 22||15.90||01h 23m 53s||-43° 04’ 04”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 23||15.91||01h 25m 00s||-43° 05’ 21”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 24||15.91||01h 26m 06s||-43° 06’ 46”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 25||15.92||01h 27m 11s||-43° 08’ 17”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 26||15.93||01h 28m 15s||-43° 09’ 57”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 27||15.94||01h 29m 20s||-43° 11’ 44”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 28||15.94||01h 30m 23s||-43° 13’ 38”||Phoenix|
|2018 May 29||15.95||01h 31m 26s||-43° 15’ 39”||Phoenix|
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 31 December 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457754.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.63693479 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jun-12 08:23:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||164.89880887238°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||69.852568126742°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Jun-05|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.81110469 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.