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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 23932005h 08m 34s-18° 10’ 07”
StarHIP 238186.396805h 07m 09s-19° 23’ 33”
StarHIP 235178.594405h 03m 22s-19° 30’ 01”
StarHIP 236317.114605h 04m 49s-20° 14’ 45”
StarHIP 238068.325405h 06m 59s-20° 06’ 54”
StarHIP 237738.62605h 06m 33s-20° 35’ 54”
StarHIP 240868.651405h 10m 27s-20° 05’ 35”
StarHIP 242788.806405h 12m 36s-19° 22’ 11”
StarHIP 240928.068205h 10m 32s-18° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 238887.209605h 08m 00s-20° 07’ 15”
StarHIP 239277.384205h 08m 31s-18° 07’ 10”
StarHIP 234117.694805h 01m 53s-19° 39’ 45”
StarHIP 238488.351805h 07m 36s-19° 02’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 179413.705h 07m 55s-18° 11’ 27”
GalaxyESO 553-2013.605h 11m 38s-20° 25’ 37”

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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