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.
The Observed Magnitude and Coma Diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
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.
|2019 Jan 10||00h 53m 50s||-44° 42’ 36”||18.06||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 11||00h 54m 07s||-44° 33’ 43”||18.07||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 12||00h 54m 26s||-44° 24’ 52”||18.08||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 13||00h 54m 46s||-44° 16’ 02”||18.09||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 14||00h 55m 05s||-44° 07’ 14”||18.11||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 15||00h 55m 26s||-43° 58’ 27”||18.12||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 16||00h 55m 46s||-43° 49’ 41”||18.13||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 17||00h 56m 08s||-43° 40’ 56”||18.14||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 18||00h 56m 30s||-43° 32’ 13”||18.15||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 19||00h 56m 53s||-43° 23’ 34”||18.16||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 20||00h 57m 15s||-43° 14’ 53”||18.17||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 21||00h 57m 39s||-43° 06’ 16”||18.18||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 22||00h 58m 04s||-42° 57’ 42”||18.19||Phoenix|
|2019 Jan 23||00h 58m 27s||-42° 49’ 08”||18.20||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 07 January 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457761.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.63694265 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jun-12 08:21:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||164.89838640289°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||69.852371355347°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Jun-05|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.81110397 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.