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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 26443005h 37m 36s+48° 49’ 43”
StarHIP 259107.512805h 31m 47s+48° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 259417.769205h 32m 10s+47° 11’ 33”
StarHIP 257157.847605h 29m 26s+48° 00’ 03”
StarHIP 260237.752405h 33m 08s+46° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 257248.832205h 29m 36s+47° 36’ 52”
StarHIP 261847.724605h 34m 55s+49° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 255757.082605h 27m 58s+48° 22’ 52”
StarHIP 268277.825805h 41m 46s+48° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 263156.084205h 36m 15s+47° 42’ 55”
StarHIP 262677.346605h 35m 38s+48° 04’ 41”
StarHIP 264247.88505h 37m 26s+46° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 255696.369605h 27m 54s+48° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 260757.522605h 33m 40s+48° 16’ 39”
StarHIP 264177.242205h 37m 20s+47° 56’ 22”
StarHIP 265696.766605h 38m 56s+49° 24’ 58”
StarHIP 259646.6505h 32m 20s+49° 23’ 36”

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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