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C/2018 O1 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 O1 (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 O1 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 53917011h 01m 57s-17° 57’ 23”
StarHIP 541648.870411h 04m 47s-16° 52’ 29”
StarHIP 542906.997811h 06m 26s-16° 31’ 51”
StarHIP 543688.817811h 07m 24s-17° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 537235.736210h 59m 30s-16° 21’ 13”
StarHIP 537598.363210h 59m 54s-17° 19’ 01”
StarHIP 539287.760811h 02m 05s-15° 41’ 32”
StarHIP 538938.147811h 01m 38s-17° 21’ 03”
StarHIP 537037.58410h 59m 16s-17° 37’ 23”
StarHIP 541608.443211h 04m 45s-16° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 538867.549211h 01m 29s-16° 56’ 45”
StarHIP 538098.81811h 00m 33s-18° 19’ 29”
StarHIP 537403.979610h 59m 46s-18° 17’ 56”
StarHIP 535097.84410h 56m 45s-17° 27’ 06”
StarHIP 538496.229811h 00m 57s-15° 47’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 350814.011h 02m 59s-16° 17’ 21”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 O1 (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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