C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2020 M3 (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 M3 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 251846.639205h 23m 12s+47° 01’ 17”
StarHIP 257157.847605h 29m 26s+48° 00’ 03”
StarHIP 247666.786405h 18m 32s+48° 55’ 24”
StarHIP 257248.832205h 29m 36s+47° 36’ 52”
StarHIP 255757.082605h 27m 58s+48° 22’ 52”
StarHIP 251668.063405h 23m 03s+46° 59’ 13”
StarHIP 247648.473805h 18m 32s+47° 19’ 45”
StarHIP 246508.310605h 17m 22s+49° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 244818.190205h 15m 11s+48° 21’ 42”
StarHIP 255696.369605h 27m 54s+48° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 255308.213805h 27m 34s+49° 15’ 31”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2020 M3 (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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