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):

StarHIP 589618.399212h 05m 23s+38° 39’ 25”
StarHIP 581296.931211h 55m 22s+38° 45’ 25”
StarHIP 587408.697212h 02m 51s+36° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 592717.352412h 09m 27s+38° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 590288.752212h 06m 08s+38° 49’ 42”
StarHIP 584227.730411h 58m 45s+37° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 586568.573212h 01m 40s+39° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 592268.704412h 08m 49s+37° 51’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 402514.011h 59m 09s+37° 47’ 34”
GalaxyUGC 695513.711h 58m 29s+38° 04’ 32”

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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