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 5812001h 14m 34s-53° 56’ 34”
StarHIP 63107.983801h 21m 04s-54° 57’ 29”
StarHIP 57588.991801h 13m 53s-55° 14’ 31”
StarHIP 58437.464401h 15m 00s-55° 37’ 57”
StarHIP 61658.827401h 19m 05s-53° 51’ 01”
StarHIP 64618.485201h 23m 06s-54° 11’ 00”
StarHIP 58958.192201h 15m 44s-53° 42’ 56”
StarHIP 56228.611601h 12m 09s-54° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 67708.874601h 27m 04s-55° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 65048.223801h 23m 32s-53° 58’ 02”
StarHIP 61837.156801h 19m 20s-53° 38’ 11”
StarHIP 67688.143601h 27m 02s-55° 04’ 54”
GalaxyESO 151-36A13.101h 14m 20s-55° 24’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 45413.101h 14m 23s-55° 23’ 51”

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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