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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 39036.452400h 50m 03s-43° 23’ 41”
StarHIP 45378.4300h 58m 05s-44° 08’ 00”
StarHIP 43928.446600h 56m 16s-42° 40’ 42”
StarHIP 50068.721801h 04m 06s-43° 18’ 02”
StarHIP 43097.869400h 55m 11s-44° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 40578.013400h 51m 56s-42° 38’ 35”
StarHIP 45518.637600h 58m 14s-43° 20’ 39”
StarHIP 41348.308600h 52m 54s-43° 54’ 39”
StarHIP 41628.526200h 53m 09s-42° 48’ 27”
StarHIP 49598.940201h 03m 35s-44° 14’ 30”
StarHIP 37548.958400h 48m 11s-43° 46’ 22”
StarHIP 48507.675201h 02m 24s-44° 05’ 58”
StarHIP 45288.610600h 57m 58s-43° 27’ 31”
StarHIP 40496.909800h 51m 52s-43° 42’ 32”

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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