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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 647858.329613h 16m 40s+43° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 649318.126613h 18m 31s+43° 02’ 10”
StarHIP 641067.473413h 08m 15s+43° 10’ 52”
StarHIP 641238.63913h 08m 32s+42° 08’ 52”
StarHIP 644706.70213h 12m 49s+42° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 640747.796413h 07m 52s+42° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 650918.03913h 20m 27s+43° 06’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 510313.613h 20m 30s+43° 05’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 50559.313h 15m 49s+42° 02’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 502312.813h 12m 11s+44° 02’ 18”

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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