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 115302023h 21m 11s-01° 35’ 41”
StarHIP 1145108.088823h 11m 37s-03° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 1148225.559223h 15m 34s-03° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 1148646.804623h 15m 58s-01° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 1150378.798423h 17m 56s-03° 01’ 33”
StarHIP 1149147.476823h 16m 35s-01° 35’ 11”
StarHIP 1150127.951423h 17m 37s-01° 31’ 17”
StarHIP 1147007.122423h 14m 06s-02° 38’ 05”
StarHIP 1150748.516623h 18m 27s-01° 53’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 755612.523h 15m 44s-02° 22’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 750614.023h 11m 40s-02° 09’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 753013.123h 14m 11s-02° 46’ 46”

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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