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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 97528.54302h 05m 24s-40° 17’ 15”
StarHIP 95398.685402h 02m 36s-39° 25’ 11”
StarHIP 96298.622402h 03m 45s-40° 28’ 09”
StarHIP 92097.205201h 58m 27s-41° 10’ 12”
StarHIP 93878.62102h 00m 38s-39° 39’ 52”
StarHIP 92966.845601h 59m 26s-40° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 91798.376801h 58m 08s-39° 20’ 27”
StarHIP 86416.327801h 51m 26s-39° 50’ 09”
StarHIP 87228.062601h 52m 12s-39° 40’ 27”
StarHIP 93848.21602h 00m 33s-40° 16’ 04”
StarHIP 91208.414201h 57m 32s-40° 38’ 10”
StarHIP 94688.447202h 01m 50s-39° 18’ 59”
StarHIP 93508.578402h 00m 06s-41° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 95247.826402h 02m 30s-40° 31’ 12”
StarHIP 95538.890402h 02m 44s-40° 57’ 02”
StarHIP 86998.426801h 51m 55s-40° 39’ 04”
StarHIP 93817.320402h 00m 31s-40° 43’ 48”
StarHIP 89328.619801h 54m 58s-40° 58’ 07”
StarHIP 87327.714401h 52m 21s-39° 24’ 58”

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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