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 10370002h 13m 37s-35° 12’ 20”
StarHIP 98717.69802h 06m 59s-34° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 96937.584402h 04m 41s-35° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 103477.28602h 13m 17s-36° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 103156.854802h 12m 51s-34° 32’ 19”
StarHIP 104838.21202h 15m 11s-35° 07’ 03”
StarHIP 100088.235602h 08m 54s-35° 47’ 31”
StarHIP 101527.683402h 10m 35s-35° 30’ 36”
StarHIP 100047.70702h 08m 49s-35° 49’ 23”
StarHIP 103438.675202h 13m 14s-36° 24’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 85413.802h 11m 30s-35° 50’ 13”

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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