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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 480678.259209h 47m 55s-14° 56’ 04”
StarHIP 474525.05709h 40m 18s-14° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 477548.35509h 44m 07s-13° 43’ 24”
StarHIP 476348.68509h 42m 43s-14° 07’ 37”
StarHIP 475868.627809h 42m 09s-12° 55’ 02”
StarHIP 476167.8509h 42m 33s-13° 58’ 44”
StarHIP 479497.160209h 46m 14s-14° 35’ 23”
StarHIP 476108.560409h 42m 29s-14° 59’ 17”
StarHIP 476977.760409h 43m 30s-13° 41’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 299213.109h 45m 42s-14° 19’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 299313.109h 45m 48s-14° 22’ 08”

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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