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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 832018.075217h 00m 13s-55° 06’ 21”
StarHIP 833878.78217h 02m 33s-55° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 834027.089417h 02m 44s-54° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 837497.825617h 07m 00s-56° 02’ 17”
StarHIP 837858.656817h 07m 26s-55° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 837867.845817h 07m 26s-53° 45’ 19”
StarHIP 839608.17317h 09m 43s-54° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 839838.149617h 10m 04s-56° 26’ 56”
StarHIP 841978.62617h 12m 39s-56° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 842327.08917h 13m 03s-54° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 842418.679417h 13m 11s-55° 23’ 30”
StarHIP 843387.959817h 14m 31s-56° 00’ 27”
StarHIP 843398.47917h 14m 33s-54° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 844577.690417h 15m 59s-53° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 845088.889417h 16m 34s-55° 18’ 37”
StarHIP 847558.49817h 19m 28s-54° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 847607.231217h 19m 30s-55° 06’ 59”

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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