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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 60093012h 19m 24s+28° 22’ 55”
StarHIP 60448012h 23m 34s+27° 54’ 46”
StarHIP 599108.911812h 17m 19s+28° 43’ 34”
StarHIP 603587.74312h 22m 34s+26° 37’ 17”
StarHIP 600618.88712h 19m 00s+28° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 598248.225412h 16m 02s+28° 02’ 55”
StarHIP 604588.303612h 23m 41s+26° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 601976.276212h 20m 41s+27° 03’ 17”
StarHIP 598897.897812h 16m 56s+27° 44’ 23”
StarHIP 600317.535412h 18m 40s+26° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 603048.454612h 21m 56s+27° 18’ 34”
StarHIP 601705.41612h 20m 19s+26° 37’ 11”
StarHIP 601236.61412h 19m 50s+28° 27’ 51”
StarHIP 601686.120612h 20m 17s+26° 00’ 06”
StarHIP 603648.300612h 22m 39s+27° 08’ 00”
StarHIP 600986.337412h 19m 29s+28° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 606498.2912h 25m 51s+26° 46’ 36”
StarHIP 606974.89612h 26m 24s+27° 16’ 05”
StarHIP 600666.42412h 19m 02s+26° 00’ 30”
StarHIP 599887.455812h 18m 11s+27° 18’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 425111.612h 18m 07s+28° 10’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 427513.612h 19m 52s+27° 37’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 439313.412h 25m 50s+27° 33’ 35”

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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