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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 10138002h 10m 24s-50° 49’ 31”
StarHIP 105067.807602h 15m 25s-50° 53’ 13”
StarHIP 97687.44902h 05m 35s-51° 59’ 28”
StarHIP 95038.207402h 02m 16s-50° 29’ 33”
StarHIP 100916.852802h 09m 45s-51° 43’ 51”
StarHIP 93328.91801h 59m 49s-50° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 106023.561602h 16m 30s-51° 30’ 43”
StarHIP 98728.327202h 06m 59s-50° 38’ 17”
StarHIP 93358.460401h 59m 52s-51° 35’ 54”
StarHIP 95328.477802h 02m 35s-52° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 94787.724602h 01m 55s-50° 07’ 38”
GalaxyESO 197-2113.302h 04m 32s-52° 10’ 22”
GalaxyESO 197-1813.502h 02m 30s-50° 55’ 54”

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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