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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 802707.637416h 23m 08s+47° 37’ 48”
StarHIP 805386.40516h 26m 32s+47° 57’ 26”
StarHIP 806137.169216h 27m 33s+47° 20’ 30”
StarHIP 807378.548616h 28m 59s+48° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 808186.946616h 30m 15s+47° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 808358.808216h 30m 28s+47° 49’ 14”
StarHIP 810728.470816h 33m 32s+46° 33’ 11”
StarHIP 811018.086416h 33m 55s+47° 16’ 17”
StarHIP 811958.599816h 35m 06s+48° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 812895.712216h 36m 11s+46° 36’ 47”
StarHIP 812938.42216h 36m 14s+46° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 814827.90316h 38m 31s+46° 23’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 615513.116h 26m 08s+48° 21’ 57”
GalaxyUGC 1039914.016h 27m 19s+48° 07’ 23”

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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