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C/2020 A2 (Iwamoto) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2020 A2 (Iwamoto) 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/2020 A2 (Iwamoto) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1045848.90521h 11m 09s+74° 03’ 30”
StarHIP 1040768.69121h 05m 08s+73° 12’ 09”
StarHIP 1029827.249420h 51m 50s+74° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 1048498.000221h 14m 21s+73° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 1048477.589421h 14m 19s+73° 10’ 24”
StarHIP 1043758.603621h 08m 41s+73° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 1049538.550821h 15m 34s+74° 37’ 20”
StarHIP 1036197.964820h 59m 39s+74° 17’ 10”
StarHIP 1044586.850221h 09m 35s+75° 13’ 40”
StarHIP 1062017.88821h 30m 40s+73° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 1062448.447621h 31m 09s+73° 39’ 46”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2020 A2 (Iwamoto)

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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