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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 1129975.768822h 53m 02s+16° 50’ 28”
StarHIP 1131518.57322h 54m 47s+16° 18’ 33”
StarHIP 1132808.911222h 56m 23s+17° 27’ 10”
StarHIP 1133418.30722h 57m 11s+15° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 1131568.589622h 54m 50s+15° 06’ 27”
StarHIP 1134187.792622h 58m 12s+14° 43’ 16”
StarHIP 1138088.816223h 02m 47s+16° 58’ 29”
StarHIP 1129336.86322h 52m 21s+15° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 1133407.881222h 57m 11s+17° 31’ 41”
StarHIP 1132208.703222h 55m 43s+15° 46’ 45”
StarHIP 1132968.579422h 56m 35s+16° 33’ 14”
StarHIP 1137876.442623h 02m 35s+16° 13’ 56”
StarHIP 1136716.994823h 01m 21s+14° 52’ 14”
StarHIP 1136367.925423h 00m 50s+15° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 1136768.995623h 01m 25s+16° 23’ 51”
StarHIP 1138458.43123h 03m 17s+16° 01’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 744812.223h 00m 03s+15° 58’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 746313.723h 01m 51s+15° 58’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 745412.823h 01m 06s+16° 23’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 746513.323h 02m 00s+15° 57’ 56”

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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