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 62153012h 44m 19s-07° 29’ 01”
StarHIP 620137.683612h 42m 35s-05° 28’ 05”
StarHIP 617404.525412h 39m 14s-07° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 621908.919812h 44m 43s-06° 10’ 21”
StarHIP 617218.878612h 39m 04s-07° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 619498.603612h 41m 47s-06° 24’ 50”
StarHIP 624216.223812h 47m 33s-06° 18’ 05”
StarHIP 617636.54412h 39m 30s-06° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 619696.649812h 41m 57s-07° 30’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 467114.012h 45m 47s-07° 04’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 462612.712h 42m 25s-07° 02’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 459712.712h 40m 12s-05° 47’ 58”
GalaxyPGC 4266112.312h 42m 16s-05° 47’ 29”
GalaxyPGC 4286812.912h 44m 03s-05° 40’ 45”

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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