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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 798198.170816h 17m 27s+34° 16’ 52”
StarHIP 793585.488416h 11m 48s+36° 25’ 30”
StarHIP 799767.883816h 19m 28s+34° 15’ 46”
StarHIP 793147.56616h 11m 12s+36° 01’ 15”
StarHIP 800738.840816h 20m 34s+34° 37’ 40”
StarHIP 798627.447616h 18m 05s+34° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 797017.866816h 15m 56s+35° 52’ 14”
StarHIP 791047.540616h 08m 48s+35° 32’ 59”
StarHIP 793538.58316h 11m 43s+35° 07’ 28”
StarHIP 796517.148616h 15m 14s+34° 42’ 47”
StarHIP 796778.159216h 15m 42s+35° 38’ 27”
StarHIP 796158.45816h 14m 46s+34° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 796758.93116h 15m 42s+34° 14’ 08”
StarHIP 796916.853816h 15m 50s+36° 33’ 16”
StarHIP 795017.358416h 13m 25s+35° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 793627.74916h 11m 50s+34° 23’ 47”
StarHIP 790538.584816h 08m 09s+35° 35’ 51”
StarHIP 797598.081816h 16m 44s+36° 30’ 39”
StarHIP 801288.587216h 21m 20s+35° 53’ 51”
StarHIP 795188.56616h 13m 36s+35° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 798457.464816h 17m 51s+35° 41’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 610914.016h 17m 40s+35° 00’ 15”

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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