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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 12144002h 36m 32s-34° 36’ 28”
StarHIP 122637.18502h 37m 53s-33° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 118675.79502h 33m 07s-34° 38’ 59”
StarHIP 121637.457802h 36m 46s-35° 49’ 43”
StarHIP 119738.537402h 34m 26s-33° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 122428.219402h 37m 38s-36° 09’ 33”
StarHIP 121865.728602h 36m 58s-34° 34’ 38”
StarHIP 115907.61902h 29m 21s-35° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 124118.232402h 39m 47s-33° 53’ 56”
StarHIP 126028.34402h 42m 01s-34° 49’ 58”
StarHIP 122518.890802h 37m 44s-34° 32’ 17”
StarHIP 121767.476802h 36m 53s-35° 19’ 11”
StarHIP 124148.419802h 39m 47s-35° 30’ 45”
StarHIP 123938.162602h 39m 35s-34° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 122198.671802h 37m 20s-33° 38’ 57”
StarHIP 124097.185802h 39m 46s-35° 01’ 27”
GalaxyPGC 100746.802h 39m 34s-34° 31’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 96413.502h 31m 05s-36° 02’ 03”
GalaxyPGC 960413.902h 31m 28s-34° 54’ 46”
GalaxyESO 355-2613.802h 32m 17s-35° 01’ 48”

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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