C/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-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 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 748457.736615h 17m 42s-04° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 753098.293215h 23m 10s-03° 16’ 03”
StarHIP 749528.2215h 18m 57s-04° 32’ 44”
StarHIP 752118.108815h 22m 11s-05° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 753968.64715h 24m 21s-05° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 747037.242815h 16m 01s-04° 53’ 52”
StarHIP 748427.183815h 17m 41s-05° 12’ 08”
StarHIP 751275.426815h 21m 07s-05° 49’ 29”
StarHIP 749898.915215h 19m 25s-03° 49’ 02”
StarHIP 750846.511215h 20m 36s-05° 07’ 11”
StarHIP 748048.360815h 17m 15s-04° 11’ 03”
GalaxyPGC 5494413.615h 23m 20s-04° 09’ 06”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-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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