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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 391196.987208h 00m 12s-55° 12’ 57”
StarHIP 392386.290608h 01m 31s-55° 27’ 16”
StarHIP 401128.845808h 11m 34s-56° 21’ 35”
StarHIP 391148.831808h 00m 09s-56° 55’ 50”
StarHIP 397748.127408h 07m 41s-54° 49’ 32”
StarHIP 396298.848608h 05m 55s-56° 09’ 59”
StarHIP 393338.661408h 02m 28s-55° 02’ 12”
StarHIP 398908.637208h 08m 52s-55° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 397367.285408h 07m 18s-56° 38’ 51”
StarHIP 399575.638608h 09m 33s-56° 05’ 07”
StarHIP 392328.367408h 01m 26s-56° 56’ 56”
StarHIP 397628.288208h 07m 37s-55° 03’ 57”
StarHIP 393106.715408h 02m 15s-55° 32’ 26”
StarHIP 388368.21307h 56m 52s-56° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 393508.452408h 02m 36s-55° 15’ 12”
StarHIP 394967.981808h 04m 23s-54° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 393398.501408h 02m 30s-56° 18’ 12”
StarHIP 393248.749608h 02m 25s-55° 56’ 11”

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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