C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS) 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 C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 532947.516210h 53m 58s-26° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 530108.51810h 50m 41s-25° 31’ 21”
StarHIP 534168.426610h 55m 36s-26° 21’ 06”
StarHIP 529107.476210h 49m 15s-26° 48’ 54”
StarHIP 534688.290210h 56m 15s-25° 35’ 05”
StarHIP 537127.546610h 59m 24s-26° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 528287.839210h 48m 05s-26° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 531818.390810h 52m 42s-26° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 534126.923810h 55m 28s-26° 58’ 44”
StarHIP 531187.891610h 52m 01s-27° 34’ 20”
GalaxyESO 502-513.810h 57m 37s-25° 25’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 346313.810h 55m 13s-26° 09’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS)

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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