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C/2021 E3 (ZTF) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF) 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/2021 E3 (ZTF) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 964548.93519h 36m 36s-11° 14’ 25”
StarHIP 970268.493619h 43m 07s-11° 09’ 04”
StarHIP 966226.503419h 38m 43s-10° 09’ 23”
StarHIP 965878.431419h 38m 08s-12° 45’ 28”
StarHIP 964718.24319h 36m 45s-10° 26’ 33”
StarHIP 971576.514619h 44m 54s-10° 34’ 21”
StarHIP 967698.747419h 40m 12s-11° 39’ 42”
StarHIP 963656.169619h 35m 33s-12° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 966468.050419h 38m 56s-10° 20’ 20”
StarHIP 970307.856619h 43m 11s-10° 40’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 681412.119h 42m 40s-10° 19’ 24”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF)

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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