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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 61713012h 38m 57s+47° 37’ 16”
StarHIP 61722012h 39m 04s+47° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 618558.363212h 40m 37s+46° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 616747.182612h 38m 32s+45° 13’ 01”
StarHIP 616127.998812h 37m 33s+45° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 619896.98612h 42m 14s+45° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 615748.166212h 37m 02s+46° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 613807.45812h 34m 42s+47° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 611868.567812h 32m 14s+45° 29’ 50”
StarHIP 618278.880212h 40m 15s+45° 37’ 19”
StarHIP 615528.691812h 36m 43s+45° 31’ 13”
StarHIP 613347.17512h 34m 03s+46° 44’ 51”
StarHIP 614877.13812h 35m 53s+45° 46’ 51”

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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