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 500048.293210h 12m 28s+53° 29’ 10”
StarHIP 496297.766610h 07m 44s+53° 11’ 45”
StarHIP 501807.945210h 14m 36s+53° 46’ 14”
StarHIP 494086.304810h 05m 10s+52° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 505538.564610h 19m 34s+53° 32’ 05”
StarHIP 496618.664210h 08m 16s+53° 04’ 32”
StarHIP 504998.7210h 18m 43s+53° 29’ 45”
StarHIP 504558.274210h 18m 07s+51° 48’ 31”
StarHIP 500357.50410h 12m 56s+51° 28’ 33”
StarHIP 499918.852410h 12m 19s+54° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 504058.563610h 17m 32s+52° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 497317.73410h 09m 09s+53° 02’ 44”
StarHIP 495558.707410h 07m 05s+52° 09’ 18”
StarHIP 500378.709610h 12m 57s+53° 29’ 02”
StarHIP 501738.546410h 14m 28s+53° 33’ 39”
GalaxyUGC 546013.610h 08m 09s+51° 50’ 41”
GalaxyUGC 545913.210h 08m 10s+53° 04’ 54”

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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