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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 406556.417208h 17m 55s-59° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 408087.52908h 19m 44s-60° 06’ 11”
StarHIP 410548.428208h 22m 36s-58° 33’ 04”
StarHIP 406667.283608h 18m 05s-60° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 416968.874808h 30m 00s-60° 42’ 53”
StarHIP 410308.420408h 22m 26s-58° 47’ 54”
StarHIP 417208.661408h 30m 25s-59° 12’ 50”
StarHIP 413718.586408h 26m 23s-59° 26’ 09”
StarHIP 408028.347208h 19m 41s-58° 53’ 26”
StarHIP 406907.635208h 18m 23s-60° 18’ 40”
StarHIP 407418.402208h 18m 58s-60° 11’ 40”
StarHIP 413968.958208h 26m 42s-60° 39’ 15”
StarHIP 415887.225408h 28m 43s-60° 07’ 21”
StarHIP 409988.72808h 22m 00s-60° 37’ 13”
StarHIP 417938.059208h 31m 16s-59° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 410371.824408h 22m 30s-59° 30’ 34”
StarHIP 415757.708608h 28m 37s-58° 22’ 11”
StarHIP 411828.921208h 24m 13s-60° 38’ 58”
StarHIP 416437.74308h 29m 29s-60° 10’ 45”
StarHIP 409808.355408h 21m 46s-60° 22’ 34”
StarHIP 412388.31608h 24m 52s-58° 25’ 16”
StarHIP 406216.993608h 17m 34s-58° 41’ 51”

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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