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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 485636.697609h 54m 17s+59° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 493678.275610h 04m 38s+59° 40’ 35”
StarHIP 493038.2210h 03m 48s+59° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 498438.05110h 10m 37s+58° 37’ 06”
StarHIP 492467.438410h 03m 12s+58° 05’ 53”
StarHIP 501677.465210h 14m 24s+59° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 495786.969810h 07m 14s+60° 55’ 11”
StarHIP 488708.778209h 58m 02s+60° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 489578.34709h 59m 13s+59° 11’ 13”
StarHIP 502226.024410h 15m 07s+59° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 489056.589209h 58m 34s+58° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 502708.040210h 15m 51s+59° 21’ 29”
StarHIP 487338.053609h 56m 22s+59° 26’ 21”
StarHIP 500158.512810h 12m 38s+60° 31’ 59”
StarHIP 495888.225410h 07m 22s+59° 44’ 47”
StarHIP 489457.909209h 59m 07s+58° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 493408.519410h 04m 22s+59° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 496728.742410h 08m 25s+58° 15’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 304313.609h 56m 13s+59° 18’ 24”
GalaxyUGC 543513.710h 06m 00s+58° 48’ 43”

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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