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 529558.53410h 49m 49s-10° 15’ 06”
StarHIP 530588.302410h 51m 21s-12° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 533927.575810h 55m 14s-12° 07’ 18”
StarHIP 531457.53710h 52m 17s-11° 06’ 35”
StarHIP 533988.376210h 55m 19s-10° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 526267.89310h 45m 43s-10° 51’ 58”
StarHIP 532907.341610h 53m 56s-12° 26’ 04”
StarHIP 525608.325610h 44m 46s-10° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 531867.58210h 52m 44s-11° 25’ 23”
StarHIP 529378.129810h 49m 32s-11° 57’ 39”
StarHIP 526347.460810h 45m 48s-10° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 527508.84810h 47m 06s-12° 01’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 341112.910h 50m 26s-12° 50’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 340414.010h 50m 18s-12° 06’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 336113.410h 44m 28s-11° 12’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 342112.810h 50m 57s-12° 26’ 53”

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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