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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 70099014h 20m 38s-30° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 70908014h 30m 01s-29° 54’ 28”
StarHIP 704847.746214h 25m 02s-30° 47’ 58”
StarHIP 705258.14214h 25m 35s-30° 51’ 49”
StarHIP 705618.173614h 26m 00s-30° 17’ 09”
StarHIP 705408.461214h 25m 49s-31° 29’ 57”
StarHIP 702577.945414h 22m 30s-31° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 707068.276814h 27m 41s-31° 51’ 56”
StarHIP 709698.354414h 30m 58s-30° 05’ 51”
StarHIP 703756.91414h 23m 55s-29° 40’ 34”
StarHIP 707534.974414h 28m 10s-29° 29’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 562614.014h 29m 48s-29° 44’ 56”

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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