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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 496858.710h 08m 33s+30° 35’ 40”
StarHIP 496586.191810h 08m 15s+31° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 488908.28109h 58m 18s+30° 31’ 02”
StarHIP 493988.538810h 05m 05s+29° 44’ 57”
StarHIP 489448.11109h 59m 07s+30° 25’ 19”
StarHIP 491137.819410h 01m 24s+30° 35’ 13”
StarHIP 494878.002410h 06m 11s+31° 13’ 52”
StarHIP 489978.342809h 59m 46s+31° 28’ 16”
StarHIP 490888.517610h 01m 09s+31° 32’ 59”
StarHIP 494418.048810h 05m 38s+31° 05’ 13”
StarHIP 490815.323210h 01m 01s+31° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 495657.381810h 07m 08s+29° 30’ 45”
StarHIP 491737.30110h 02m 06s+31° 31’ 52”
GalaxyPGC 2886813.009h 59m 22s+30° 44’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 312613.510h 08m 20s+31° 51’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 310613.310h 04m 05s+31° 11’ 08”

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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