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):

StarHIP 61376.61601h 18m 44s-43° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 61778.622801h 19m 14s-43° 37’ 45”
StarHIP 64187.00701h 22m 24s-43° 36’ 09”
StarHIP 6567001h 24m 22s-44° 08’ 07”
StarHIP 65956.13701h 24m 41s-44° 31’ 42”
StarHIP 66098.81601h 24m 50s-42° 45’ 52”
StarHIP 67606.533801h 26m 58s-41° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 68673.283401h 28m 21s-43° 19’ 03”
StarHIP 69318.887801h 29m 18s-41° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 69468.187601h 29m 26s-43° 09’ 23”
StarHIP 71048.14101h 31m 32s-43° 50’ 47”
GalaxyESO 244-3113.801h 30m 05s-42° 41’ 08”

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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