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):

StarHIP 109715022h 13m 24s-26° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 1097687.95322h 14m 01s-24° 37’ 30”
StarHIP 1099906.034222h 16m 37s-25° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 1094987.964222h 10m 54s-24° 42’ 51”
StarHIP 1097375.542822h 13m 44s-25° 10’ 51”
StarHIP 1093127.10422h 08m 45s-25° 46’ 12”
StarHIP 1098848.742622h 15m 18s-24° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 1098687.574422h 15m 07s-25° 38’ 52”
StarHIP 1096676.175822h 12m 57s-26° 19’ 39”
StarHIP 1098707.866422h 15m 10s-25° 58’ 01”
StarHIP 1095238.134222h 11m 10s-25° 22’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 722513.222h 13m 07s-26° 08’ 49”
GalaxyESO 533-1413.822h 19m 49s-26° 20’ 30”

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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