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C/2018 W1 (Catalina) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) 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 W1 (Catalina) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 763568.780815h 35m 41s-03° 29’ 15”
StarHIP 765287.953815h 37m 45s-03° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 761837.93215h 33m 38s-03° 18’ 16”
StarHIP 762288.641615h 34m 16s-02° 43’ 25”
StarHIP 764638.11715h 36m 57s-04° 57’ 03”
StarHIP 764518.268215h 36m 50s-04° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 766208.556215h 38m 49s-02° 49’ 43”
StarHIP 762498.284615h 34m 31s-02° 56’ 30”
StarHIP 765748.959415h 38m 16s-04° 03’ 51”
StarHIP 763998.16115h 36m 12s-02° 30’ 59”
StarHIP 761628.60215h 33m 19s-04° 51’ 40”
StarHIP 762928.53915h 35m 04s-03° 19’ 20”
StarHIP 759898.744215h 31m 07s-04° 21’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 593713.115h 30m 46s-02° 49’ 46”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina)

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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