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C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) 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 A6 (Gibbs) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 35531007h 19m 59s-51° 27’ 46”
StarHIP 362528.2707h 27m 53s-52° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 355645.446407h 20m 21s-52° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 356036.776607h 20m 49s-51° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 362106.657807h 27m 25s-51° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 355157.33407h 19m 51s-52° 33’ 54”
StarHIP 362288.638207h 27m 37s-51° 21’ 34”
StarHIP 350845.847807h 15m 21s-52° 29’ 58”
StarHIP 368547.839807h 34m 39s-52° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 355895.384407h 20m 38s-52° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 365108.151807h 30m 39s-52° 53’ 50”
StarHIP 361278.509607h 26m 28s-52° 00’ 43”
StarHIP 355886.895407h 20m 39s-52° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 358336.946607h 23m 22s-53° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 368327.498807h 34m 28s-52° 58’ 07”
StarHIP 365918.59507h 31m 32s-51° 36’ 17”
StarHIP 357797.479207h 22m 48s-52° 31’ 09”
StarHIP 358697.202607h 23m 42s-53° 40’ 09”
StarHIP 354397.856407h 18m 58s-52° 32’ 22”
StarHIP 356968.820807h 21m 55s-53° 54’ 11”
StarHIP 364445.767607h 29m 59s-52° 39’ 04”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)

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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