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C/2020 V2 (ZTF) live position and data

This page shows Comet ZTF (C/2020 V2) 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 ZTF (C/2020 V2) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 63882013h 05m 30s+37° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 633178.598812h 58m 32s+38° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 641398.534213h 08m 41s+37° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 633898.843412h 59m 22s+37° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 631215.458812h 56m 00s+38° 18’ 52”
StarHIP 640838.561413h 07m 56s+36° 58’ 32”
StarHIP 632658.854812h 57m 50s+36° 43’ 48”
StarHIP 635517.818213h 01m 20s+38° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 635168.9613h 00m 57s+38° 46’ 56”
StarHIP 640288.05613h 07m 15s+37° 15’ 57”
StarHIP 639198.27413h 05m 56s+38° 24’ 08”
StarHIP 636208.901813h 02m 20s+38° 49’ 21”
StarHIP 635118.509813h 00m 49s+38° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 636228.074613h 02m 22s+37° 20’ 43”
StarHIP 631252.880812h 56m 01s+38° 19’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 491412.513h 00m 42s+37° 18’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 486813.012h 59m 09s+37° 18’ 34”
GalaxyIC 418211.713h 05m 49s+37° 36’ 20”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet ZTF (C/2020 V2)

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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