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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 1113438.764422h 33m 25s-50° 59’ 13”
StarHIP 1119897.967822h 41m 03s-51° 27’ 31”
StarHIP 1115028.62522h 35m 26s-50° 09’ 21”
StarHIP 1118168.880622h 38m 55s-50° 00’ 53”
StarHIP 1117357.932222h 38m 02s-52° 46’ 14”
StarHIP 1118567.675222h 39m 28s-50° 40’ 53”
StarHIP 1113588.32322h 33m 37s-51° 23’ 08”
StarHIP 1115126.666822h 35m 33s-51° 36’ 14”
StarHIP 1111876.963622h 31m 28s-50° 56’ 15”
StarHIP 1117148.231622h 37m 46s-50° 03’ 59”
StarHIP 1115038.998222h 35m 26s-50° 01’ 49”
StarHIP 1111458.297222h 31m 04s-50° 23’ 47”
StarHIP 1114857.824222h 35m 14s-49° 59’ 28”
StarHIP 1118336.633422h 39m 08s-52° 41’ 31”
StarHIP 1114128.182222h 34m 18s-50° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 1110998.709222h 30m 26s-51° 33’ 08”
StarHIP 1115118.09622h 35m 31s-50° 35’ 16”
StarHIP 1124487.394222h 46m 41s-51° 03’ 00”

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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