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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 13177002h 49m 29s-28° 57’ 15”
StarHIP 129058.758802h 45m 53s-28° 40’ 02”
StarHIP 127418.02702h 43m 48s-28° 48’ 22”
StarHIP 125867.532402h 41m 52s-30° 24’ 16”
StarHIP 132858.946602h 51m 00s-29° 00’ 09”
StarHIP 125707.229802h 41m 39s-30° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 131747.782202h 49m 25s-30° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 129077.72302h 45m 55s-30° 28’ 51”
StarHIP 134548.63702h 53m 14s-29° 49’ 58”
StarHIP 133177.516402h 51m 22s-30° 26’ 14”
StarHIP 128808.863602h 45m 34s-29° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 133636.344602h 51m 56s-30° 48’ 53”
GalaxyIC 186013.402h 49m 34s-31° 11’ 25”
GalaxyESO 416-3213.902h 49m 36s-30° 34’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 109710.302h 46m 18s-30° 16’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 1097A13.002h 46m 09s-30° 13’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 107912.402h 43m 44s-29° 00’ 14”

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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