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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 375407.764407h 42m 15s+20° 58’ 35”
StarHIP 367898.136607h 34m 00s+21° 07’ 25”
StarHIP 372988.807807h 39m 27s+20° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 370118.860607h 36m 24s+19° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 372787.234407h 39m 17s+20° 08’ 54”
StarHIP 370548.20307h 36m 54s+20° 29’ 14”
StarHIP 370848.13907h 37m 13s+21° 22’ 22”
StarHIP 370678.662407h 37m 02s+21° 09’ 48”
StarHIP 368948.180607h 35m 07s+20° 19’ 05”
StarHIP 370726.618207h 37m 05s+20° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 366636.704807h 32m 34s+21° 24’ 28”
StarHIP 374427.73807h 41m 12s+21° 26’ 49”

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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