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 49139010h 01m 42s-75° 25’ 26”
StarHIP 462297.789409h 25m 31s-75° 46’ 23”
StarHIP 478328.845209h 44m 58s-74° 33’ 55”
StarHIP 470197.818609h 34m 56s-75° 40’ 11”
StarHIP 478048.543809h 44m 43s-74° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 479565.354609h 46m 20s-76° 46’ 33”
StarHIP 476158.783209h 42m 33s-75° 55’ 33”
StarHIP 485308.096409h 53m 50s-75° 22’ 49”
StarHIP 478108.523209h 44m 46s-75° 53’ 57”
StarHIP 480956.7709h 48m 21s-75° 46’ 41”
StarHIP 471668.702209h 36m 41s-74° 47’ 14”
StarHIP 477287.85309h 43m 45s-76° 46’ 02”
StarHIP 479227.62209h 45m 59s-74° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 466708.177409h 30m 55s-74° 46’ 11”
StarHIP 482447.923809h 50m 08s-74° 12’ 14”
GalaxyESO 37-1013.110h 04m 16s-75° 28’ 42”
GalaxyESO 37-513.909h 46m 28s-74° 35’ 44”

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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