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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 572257.902811h 44m 01s-36° 18’ 01”
StarHIP 564437.282811h 34m 21s-36° 12’ 16”
StarHIP 566216.791411h 36m 35s-36° 07’ 16”
StarHIP 570167.059611h 41m 22s-35° 36’ 13”
StarHIP 567838.673411h 38m 30s-34° 13’ 32”
StarHIP 571538.752411h 43m 17s-35° 44’ 17”
StarHIP 566237.536411h 36m 37s-34° 38’ 48”
StarHIP 573328.803211h 45m 18s-34° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 565206.878411h 35m 14s-35° 36’ 43”
StarHIP 568767.752411h 39m 36s-35° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 568887.305411h 39m 45s-34° 58’ 55”
StarHIP 565678.05911h 35m 48s-34° 47’ 10”
StarHIP 564498.305611h 34m 26s-34° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 565608.28611h 35m 45s-35° 24’ 32”
StarHIP 573657.661811h 45m 37s-35° 36’ 19”
StarHIP 569224.706211h 40m 12s-34° 44’ 40”
StarHIP 574237.725411h 46m 22s-34° 45’ 12”
StarHIP 570128.292811h 41m 18s-34° 29’ 58”

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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