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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 115846023h 28m 09s-31° 22’ 37”
StarHIP 1161158.440623h 31m 41s-31° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 1155358.904623h 24m 11s-31° 19’ 29”
StarHIP 1162617.040623h 33m 25s-31° 17’ 22”
StarHIP 1158438.583623h 28m 06s-30° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 1154937.239823h 23m 44s-31° 06’ 38”
StarHIP 1160028.688823h 30m 12s-30° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 1164727.541823h 36m 00s-30° 38’ 48”
StarHIP 1160838.66123h 31m 19s-31° 05’ 47”
StarHIP 1157948.967223h 27m 30s-31° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 1158978.370223h 28m 50s-31° 23’ 19”
StarHIP 1161898.622423h 32m 29s-32° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 1160748.067423h 31m 13s-31° 29’ 23”

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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