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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 55031011h 15m 56s-48° 41’ 26”
StarHIP 554797.785811h 21m 45s-48° 29’ 44”
StarHIP 552708.118611h 19m 10s-48° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 553308.016411h 19m 50s-48° 23’ 46”
StarHIP 543248.35311h 06m 48s-47° 21’ 26”
StarHIP 550196.545411h 15m 53s-47° 55’ 15”
StarHIP 541807.284611h 04m 58s-48° 11’ 49”
StarHIP 552758.856811h 19m 14s-48° 52’ 41”
StarHIP 553037.031811h 19m 32s-47° 23’ 46”
StarHIP 544978.087411h 08m 58s-48° 24’ 10”
StarHIP 552768.589211h 19m 15s-47° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 552087.299211h 18m 19s-48° 47’ 14”
StarHIP 542316.81111h 05m 45s-47° 26’ 32”
StarHIP 547208.147211h 12m 10s-48° 07’ 50”
StarHIP 543806.279611h 07m 34s-48° 38’ 24”
StarHIP 547507.495611h 12m 35s-46° 57’ 59”
StarHIP 548367.78911h 13m 35s-47° 49’ 25”
StarHIP 553867.966411h 20m 29s-47° 21’ 31”
StarHIP 546708.133611h 11m 27s-48° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 542778.234811h 06m 12s-47° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 547465.357611h 12m 33s-49° 06’ 03”
StarHIP 550387.173211h 16m 00s-47° 18’ 20”
StarHIP 553338.613611h 19m 52s-48° 22’ 19”
StarHIP 545358.338411h 09m 37s-48° 37’ 47”
StarHIP 553848.77911h 20m 27s-47° 08’ 48”
StarHIP 547956.567611h 13m 05s-47° 03’ 18”
StarHIP 549898.379211h 15m 35s-48° 15’ 30”
GalaxyESO 215-3913.711h 17m 04s-49° 12’ 06”
GalaxyESO 216-314.011h 18m 15s-48° 44’ 48”
GalaxyESO 215-3713.511h 15m 35s-48° 45’ 34”
GalaxyESO 215-3113.611h 10m 34s-49° 06’ 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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