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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 118675.79502h 33m 07s-34° 38’ 59”
StarHIP 119738.537402h 34m 26s-33° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 116887.515202h 30m 46s-33° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 110598.32902h 22m 20s-32° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 113108.489402h 25m 37s-33° 10’ 40”
StarHIP 114775.12202h 28m 01s-33° 48’ 39”
StarHIP 119547.539202h 34m 11s-33° 07’ 01”
StarHIP 116477.963602h 30m 14s-33° 06’ 29”
StarHIP 114487.557402h 27m 42s-33° 53’ 47”
StarHIP 119057.692202h 33m 36s-32° 49’ 35”
StarHIP 113007.861402h 25m 28s-34° 03’ 07”
StarHIP 112678.967602h 25m 05s-34° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 119708.28602h 34m 25s-32° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 117946.470802h 32m 11s-32° 36’ 22”
GalaxyPGC 965314.002h 32m 12s-33° 12’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 980313.902h 34m 25s-32° 34’ 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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