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C/2018 F4 (PANSTARRS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 F4 (PANSTARRS) 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 F4 (PANSTARRS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 646127.99813h 14m 36s-79° 11’ 36”
StarHIP 651748.91213h 21m 23s-78° 07’ 43”
StarHIP 661968.816613h 34m 06s-77° 51’ 38”
StarHIP 645548.295613h 13m 54s-77° 27’ 33”
StarHIP 650738.063413h 20m 20s-77° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 671077.750813h 45m 15s-79° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 661216.4713h 33m 14s-77° 34’ 08”
StarHIP 649516.333613h 18m 48s-79° 58’ 33”
StarHIP 660236.531213h 32m 10s-79° 39’ 38”
StarHIP 660697.56113h 32m 41s-79° 04’ 29”
StarHIP 649217.060413h 18m 24s-78° 49’ 23”
StarHIP 636398.894613h 02m 35s-79° 21’ 54”
StarHIP 639958.674213h 06m 50s-77° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 654707.835413h 25m 10s-78° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 641086.426413h 08m 20s-78° 26’ 45”
StarHIP 646218.759413h 14m 40s-79° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 645875.742213h 14m 17s-78° 26’ 50”
StarHIP 666978.934613h 40m 19s-79° 50’ 00”
StarHIP 658908.505213h 30m 23s-78° 51’ 20”
GalaxyESO 21-413.713h 32m 39s-77° 50’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 F4 (PANSTARRS)

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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