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):

StarHIP 525366.501810h 44m 28s-23° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 530598.885410h 51m 21s-23° 41’ 22”
StarHIP 524678.382610h 43m 31s-23° 07’ 45”
StarHIP 527518.095210h 47m 08s-24° 32’ 57”
StarHIP 527878.277210h 47m 31s-22° 20’ 52”
StarHIP 528648.678810h 48m 41s-22° 24’ 59”
StarHIP 524146.70110h 42m 52s-23° 32’ 56”
StarHIP 526657.68510h 46m 08s-23° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 524177.900810h 42m 54s-22° 30’ 31”
GalaxyESO 501-10213.310h 50m 58s-23° 39’ 30”
GalaxyESO 501-8013.710h 42m 37s-23° 56’ 08”
GalaxyESO 501-8814.010h 44m 18s-22° 49’ 33”
GalaxyESO 501-8613.910h 43m 47s-24° 22’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 338313.510h 47m 19s-24° 26’ 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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