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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 61878012h 40m 49s+38° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 614778.94312h 35m 49s+37° 31’ 29”
StarHIP 612068.98112h 32m 31s+37° 02’ 44”
StarHIP 619208.296212h 41m 25s+38° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 616967.589212h 38m 47s+39° 18’ 32”
StarHIP 612836.418612h 33m 29s+38° 04’ 08”
StarHIP 616197.294612h 37m 39s+38° 41’ 04”
StarHIP 610738.422812h 31m 01s+38° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 616148.66812h 37m 35s+37° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 618008.751612h 39m 56s+36° 59’ 53”
GalaxyUGC 769913.212h 32m 47s+37° 37’ 08”
GalaxyIC 368713.712h 42m 15s+38° 30’ 06”

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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