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):

StarHIP 809297.560416h 31m 31s+42° 09’ 45”
StarHIP 812617.854816h 35m 49s+40° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 805286.80616h 26m 21s+40° 48’ 34”
StarHIP 804198.991816h 24m 52s+41° 31’ 05”
StarHIP 807044.7816h 28m 38s+41° 52’ 54”
StarHIP 812508.539216h 35m 42s+40° 08’ 40”
StarHIP 806608.845216h 28m 07s+41° 27’ 33”
StarHIP 806928.73916h 28m 32s+39° 46’ 35”
StarHIP 805908.718816h 27m 14s+39° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 813288.735216h 36m 38s+41° 23’ 18”
StarHIP 808277.816616h 30m 22s+40° 44’ 11”
StarHIP 811264.203616h 34m 06s+42° 26’ 12”
StarHIP 805928.60716h 27m 15s+41° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 810017.296216h 32m 33s+40° 06’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 614613.516h 25m 10s+40° 53’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 617313.216h 29m 44s+40° 48’ 51”

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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