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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 72844014h 53m 22s-07° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 729437.237414h 54m 28s-08° 23’ 18”
StarHIP 730228.020214h 55m 25s-09° 28’ 27”
StarHIP 730077.873614h 55m 13s-07° 17’ 34”
StarHIP 728917.35314h 53m 51s-09° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 725668.682614h 50m 15s-07° 51’ 52”
StarHIP 728087.792814h 52m 53s-08° 41’ 44”
StarHIP 724967.073614h 49m 25s-08° 30’ 15”
StarHIP 731148.516814h 56m 33s-08° 55’ 52”
StarHIP 734734.951815h 00m 58s-08° 31’ 08”
StarHIP 728298.815414h 53m 11s-07° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 726068.134614h 50m 42s-08° 13’ 27”
GalaxyPGC 5318013.814h 53m 06s-07° 01’ 18”

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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