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 209898.649204h 30m 03s+29° 02’ 28”
StarHIP 206638.072404h 25m 38s+29° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 209078.1304h 28m 52s+30° 21’ 53”
StarHIP 207045.18304h 26m 06s+31° 26’ 21”
StarHIP 209046.325604h 28m 51s+30° 21’ 41”
StarHIP 212838.401404h 34m 00s+31° 12’ 09”
StarHIP 211228.362604h 31m 36s+29° 55’ 37”
StarHIP 211968.63804h 32m 40s+31° 24’ 18”

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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