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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 416307.965808h 29m 13s+38° 52’ 26”
StarHIP 412728.911808h 25m 13s+39° 14’ 26”
StarHIP 407298.439208h 18m 46s+39° 43’ 29”
StarHIP 409398.964608h 21m 17s+40° 11’ 06”
StarHIP 413828.950208h 26m 32s+39° 02’ 57”
StarHIP 409288.914408h 21m 08s+40° 20’ 54”
StarHIP 414118.77108h 26m 49s+39° 00’ 47”
StarHIP 415928.445608h 28m 44s+39° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 417687.047608h 31m 03s+40° 03’ 20”
StarHIP 417137.998408h 30m 23s+39° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 409367.980408h 21m 13s+38° 52’ 42”
StarHIP 408236.651208h 19m 55s+39° 53’ 04”
StarHIP 411658.97808h 23m 55s+38° 27’ 44”
StarHIP 410567.11608h 22m 38s+40° 26’ 38”
StarHIP 411418.372408h 23m 38s+40° 40’ 30”
StarHIP 412208.820608h 24m 38s+39° 29’ 58”
StarHIP 414066.951608h 26m 47s+39° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 417826.708408h 31m 10s+40° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 407887.482608h 19m 29s+39° 35’ 43”

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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