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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 53873011h 01m 19s-23° 52’ 03”
StarHIP 532768.47910h 53m 46s-24° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 535908.604810h 57m 49s-24° 02’ 16”
StarHIP 540098.065411h 02m 55s-23° 59’ 14”
StarHIP 533018.06310h 54m 06s-23° 11’ 04”
StarHIP 533858.392210h 55m 06s-22° 55’ 31”
StarHIP 534568.41610h 56m 07s-22° 53’ 01”
StarHIP 536878.050610h 59m 05s-23° 15’ 17”
StarHIP 538008.458411h 00m 27s-23° 25’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 351311.911h 03m 45s-23° 14’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 351111.511h 03m 23s-23° 05’ 11”

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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