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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 501007.176410h 13m 44s-07° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 504145.21710h 17m 37s-08° 04’ 08”
StarHIP 506497.224210h 20m 38s-06° 11’ 34”
StarHIP 500297.901610h 12m 49s-07° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 503077.816210h 16m 16s-05° 49’ 44”
StarHIP 501406.86410h 14m 08s-07° 59’ 36”
StarHIP 508338.491210h 22m 46s-06° 45’ 12”
StarHIP 504508.714810h 18m 05s-06° 25’ 22”
StarHIP 500558.178410h 13m 09s-08° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 502208.70610h 15m 07s-06° 25’ 24”

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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