C/2020 Y2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2020 Y2 (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 Y2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 623008.19612h 45m 58s-20° 04’ 30”
StarHIP 618677.964412h 40m 43s-19° 43’ 40”
StarHIP 622856.76112h 45m 52s-21° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 619515.996212h 41m 49s-19° 45’ 32”
StarHIP 622647.581812h 45m 32s-20° 08’ 44”
StarHIP 626428.13412h 50m 10s-20° 21’ 56”
StarHIP 619638.429412h 41m 54s-21° 47’ 37”
StarHIP 623378.938612h 46m 27s-20° 50’ 52”
StarHIP 619307.868812h 41m 30s-20° 37’ 00”
StarHIP 623698.654812h 46m 56s-19° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 624137.908612h 47m 26s-21° 27’ 50”
StarHIP 625688.574212h 49m 10s-20° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 623787.382812h 47m 03s-22° 07’ 46”
GalaxyESO 574-2913.712h 44m 51s-20° 25’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2020 Y2 (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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