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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 482308.719809h 49m 59s+19° 36’ 20”
StarHIP 483058.35709h 50m 53s+19° 19’ 24”
StarHIP 483668.868409h 51m 37s+18° 24’ 40”
StarHIP 483867.62409h 51m 49s+20° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 484847.29409h 53m 17s+19° 56’ 16”
StarHIP 485218.207409h 53m 43s+18° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 486707.972609h 55m 34s+18° 49’ 16”
StarHIP 486848.947609h 55m 43s+20° 58’ 18”
StarHIP 487788.52909h 56m 56s+20° 46’ 38”
StarHIP 487857.528409h 57m 02s+19° 45’ 44”
StarHIP 487868.254209h 57m 02s+19° 45’ 14”
StarHIP 488127.83809h 57m 23s+19° 17’ 21”
StarHIP 488377.967409h 57m 42s+20° 10’ 15”

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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