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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 57589011h 48m 24s-37° 28’ 48”
StarHIP 57656011h 49m 27s-36° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 58170011h 55m 48s-38° 16’ 46”
StarHIP 579127.671811h 52m 42s-37° 59’ 12”
StarHIP 580576.422811h 54m 26s-37° 44’ 56”
StarHIP 578077.772811h 51m 11s-36° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 577477.599211h 50m 35s-37° 40’ 51”
StarHIP 580397.533211h 54m 10s-35° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 580438.393611h 54m 13s-37° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 578258.696211h 51m 31s-36° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 583288.694811h 57m 43s-37° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 579267.313211h 52m 47s-38° 20’ 19”
StarHIP 579606.59711h 53m 16s-36° 34’ 38”
StarHIP 585808.25912h 00m 48s-37° 28’ 45”
StarHIP 585427.172612h 00m 17s-36° 17’ 07”
StarHIP 585487.384212h 00m 20s-36° 33’ 45”
StarHIP 578798.145411h 52m 15s-37° 45’ 08”
GalaxyIC 297713.211h 55m 14s-37° 41’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 390313.511h 49m 04s-37° 30’ 59”
GalaxyESO 320-3513.611h 56m 46s-38° 11’ 30”

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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