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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 58645012h 01m 32s+30° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 586588.453612h 01m 43s+29° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 586858.69112h 02m 07s+31° 14’ 58”
StarHIP 585298.261812h 00m 09s+32° 14’ 27”
StarHIP 584058.747411h 58m 31s+31° 20’ 14”
StarHIP 580058.864411h 53m 50s+31° 13’ 33”
StarHIP 587957.251412h 03m 33s+29° 40’ 45”
StarHIP 587258.603212h 02m 45s+31° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 586157.805612h 01m 13s+30° 38’ 18”
StarHIP 581908.841611h 56m 01s+31° 12’ 09”
StarHIP 584288.878211h 58m 49s+31° 07’ 56”
StarHIP 589598.158812h 05m 22s+31° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 589378.849612h 05m 06s+30° 49’ 57”
StarHIP 583696.398811h 58m 07s+32° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 583987.763211h 58m 28s+31° 55’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 397113.811h 55m 36s+29° 59’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 402013.211h 58m 55s+30° 24’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 398613.811h 56m 43s+32° 01’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 406211.912h 04m 03s+31° 53’ 40”

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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