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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 296478.53306h 14m 49s-48° 24’ 35”
StarHIP 294988.61206h 12m 55s-49° 03’ 17”
StarHIP 291856.444606h 09m 23s-49° 33’ 46”
StarHIP 295968.729606h 14m 13s-49° 48’ 56”
StarHIP 302288.557206h 21m 35s-49° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 303458.64906h 22m 58s-49° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 299158.710406h 17m 53s-50° 30’ 38”
StarHIP 299637.24906h 18m 26s-48° 02’ 19”
StarHIP 296088.863806h 14m 21s-49° 06’ 44”
StarHIP 299906.962606h 18m 46s-50° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 292238.544606h 09m 42s-49° 32’ 03”
StarHIP 301046.548606h 20m 05s-48° 44’ 25”
StarHIP 299188.282606h 17m 54s-49° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 303257.951806h 22m 43s-50° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 303208.930206h 22m 37s-48° 46’ 22”
StarHIP 301326.68806h 20m 26s-49° 06’ 15”
StarHIP 299468.367406h 18m 16s-48° 41’ 56”
StarHIP 292857.606406h 10m 27s-48° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 291077.93206h 08m 18s-49° 44’ 47”
StarHIP 294948.98706h 12m 54s-49° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 289627.175206h 06m 43s-49° 13’ 20”
StarHIP 300447.91806h 19m 18s-48° 24’ 32”

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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