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):

StarHIP 7200001h 32m 46s-36° 23’ 28”
StarHIP 7398001h 35m 23s-35° 07’ 42”
StarHIP 69968.714401h 30m 02s-36° 25’ 29”
StarHIP 76435.826801h 38m 27s-36° 31’ 40”
StarHIP 74497.502401h 35m 58s-36° 27’ 13”
StarHIP 67428.921201h 26m 48s-36° 22’ 56”
StarHIP 72135.395801h 32m 56s-36° 51’ 54”
StarHIP 73498.094801h 34m 43s-35° 20’ 45”
StarHIP 68997.341601h 28m 49s-36° 49’ 59”
StarHIP 71378.574601h 31m 58s-34° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 68658.94701h 28m 20s-36° 04’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 62313.601h 35m 05s-36° 29’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 56813.501h 27m 56s-35° 43’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 61213.901h 33m 58s-36° 29’ 32”
GalaxyPGC 593014.001h 35m 43s-36° 10’ 41”

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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