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C/2020 J1 (SONEAR) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2020 J1 (SONEAR) 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 J1 (SONEAR) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 61029012h 30m 27s+40° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 606598.926212h 25m 57s+42° 22’ 00”
StarHIP 606718.176212h 26m 02s+39° 53’ 39”
StarHIP 602957.894812h 21m 49s+40° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 613174.191212h 33m 45s+41° 21’ 24”
StarHIP 607916.473812h 27m 33s+41° 21’ 18”
StarHIP 602407.591612h 21m 10s+41° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 615548.676212h 36m 44s+41° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 605397.065612h 24m 38s+41° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 612778.449212h 33m 26s+40° 43’ 39”
StarHIP 615147.462412h 36m 12s+40° 35’ 11”
StarHIP 613708.714612h 34m 35s+40° 32’ 21”
StarHIP 606988.407212h 26m 24s+39° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 604777.89712h 23m 53s+40° 43’ 10”
StarHIP 610218.499612h 30m 20s+40° 49’ 49”
GalaxyUGC 767813.812h 32m 00s+39° 49’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 449010.212h 30m 36s+41° 38’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 448512.312h 30m 31s+41° 42’ 01”
GalaxyUGC 741613.812h 21m 38s+40° 50’ 54”
GalaxyPGC 4109313.912h 28m 56s+42° 11’ 25”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)

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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