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C/2015 X7 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS) 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 X7 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 81655016h 40m 48s+36° 18’ 58”
StarHIP 819798.411816h 44m 47s+35° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 818486.675216h 43m 04s+36° 30’ 34”
StarHIP 813196.93616h 36m 31s+36° 02’ 23”
StarHIP 814818.396416h 38m 31s+37° 12’ 04”
StarHIP 815518.000816h 39m 20s+35° 31’ 56”
StarHIP 816737.271416h 41m 04s+36° 12’ 04”
StarHIP 820687.222816h 45m 48s+35° 37’ 50”
StarHIP 817868.701416h 42m 17s+34° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 821008.329416h 46m 14s+36° 41’ 20”
StarHIP 819548.645816h 44m 32s+36° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 816237.597416h 40m 15s+37° 21’ 20”
StarHIP 815907.630216h 39m 45s+35° 30’ 55”
StarHIP 815768.098416h 39m 36s+35° 04’ 19”
StarHIP 818948.55716h 43m 39s+36° 22’ 49”
StarHIP 818678.35416h 43m 15s+37° 03’ 03”
StarHIP 811317.843416h 34m 08s+35° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 812258.498216h 35m 24s+36° 54’ 44”
StarHIP 815967.714816h 39m 47s+34° 37’ 31”
StarHIP 817327.621616h 41m 39s+34° 35’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 619614.016h 37m 53s+36° 04’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 620712.116h 43m 04s+36° 49’ 58”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

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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