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C/2015 V2 (Johnson) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 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 C/2015 V2 (Johnson) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 11321002h 25m 42s-38° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 120668.51102h 35m 35s-39° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 113858.294202h 26m 43s-39° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 115348.86902h 28m 43s-38° 57’ 37”
StarHIP 121357.66402h 36m 18s-38° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 110787.692402h 22m 35s-39° 24’ 49”
StarHIP 115567.939402h 28m 52s-40° 26’ 07”
StarHIP 118598.862802h 33m 03s-39° 20’ 31”
StarHIP 110178.267602h 21m 52s-38° 42’ 21”
StarHIP 118348.767602h 32m 48s-38° 35’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 98611.602h 33m 34s-39° 02’ 43”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

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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