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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 101827.537602h 10m 54s-32° 03’ 42”
StarHIP 102607.852602h 12m 01s-32° 17’ 15”
StarHIP 104938.16302h 15m 16s-32° 27’ 58”
StarHIP 106388.608402h 16m 56s-32° 59’ 48”
StarHIP 102318.439202h 11m 32s-33° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 102598.70802h 12m 01s-32° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 100156.849402h 08m 56s-31° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 105178.549802h 15m 30s-33° 45’ 52”
StarHIP 100397.583602h 09m 12s-31° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 103576.91202h 13m 30s-33° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 96948.732802h 04m 41s-33° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 98958.949202h 07m 19s-32° 19’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 85713.402h 12m 34s-31° 56’ 45”
GalaxyIC 178313.202h 10m 05s-32° 56’ 25”

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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