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 533488.80110h 54m 37s-08° 42’ 15”
StarHIP 537388.655810h 59m 44s-07° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 535758.603610h 57m 37s-08° 17’ 11”
StarHIP 534068.246810h 55m 23s-06° 57’ 38”
StarHIP 533098.482610h 54m 11s-06° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 534008.664610h 55m 20s-07° 36’ 03”
StarHIP 535298.978210h 57m 07s-06° 29’ 51”
StarHIP 533647.963810h 54m 45s-08° 22’ 43”
StarHIP 531967.128410h 52m 49s-06° 49’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 348114.010h 59m 26s-07° 32’ 39”

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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