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C/2018 E1 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 E1 (ATLAS) 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 E1 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 53265010h 53m 37s+13° 42’ 54”
StarHIP 531248.270810h 52m 02s+16° 05’ 44”
StarHIP 533668.418410h 54m 46s+15° 11’ 48”
StarHIP 526895.39110h 46m 25s+14° 11’ 41”
StarHIP 530758.401210h 51m 31s+13° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 528248.182610h 48m 03s+14° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 530977.691210h 51m 45s+13° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 530318.103810h 51m 02s+16° 03’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 337711.210h 47m 41s+13° 58’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 339113.710h 48m 56s+14° 13’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 341913.810h 51m 17s+13° 56’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 341211.410h 50m 53s+13° 24’ 46”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 E1 (ATLAS)

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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