C/2020 F2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2020 F2 (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/2020 F2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 763333.817615h 35m 31s-14° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 766768.013815h 39m 26s-13° 54’ 38”
StarHIP 768168.73515h 41m 01s-14° 49’ 23”
StarHIP 762097.236415h 34m 03s-14° 13’ 46”
StarHIP 769837.945815h 43m 09s-13° 33’ 16”
StarHIP 767898.98615h 40m 43s-13° 51’ 12”
StarHIP 768366.859215h 41m 15s-13° 58’ 13”
StarHIP 768768.513215h 41m 53s-12° 45’ 35”
StarHIP 765457.339815h 37m 59s-14° 31’ 49”
StarHIP 764848.279215h 37m 15s-13° 22’ 25”
StarHIP 769826.595615h 43m 08s-13° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 765866.697215h 38m 29s-14° 30’ 59”
StarHIP 767087.456215h 39m 49s-14° 03’ 20”
StarHIP 765628.851615h 38m 11s-14° 06’ 04”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2020 F2 (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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