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):

StarHIP 80069016h 20m 33s-01° 45’ 45”
StarHIP 802276.237416h 22m 38s-02° 04’ 47”
StarHIP 799198.645616h 18m 45s-01° 06’ 03”
StarHIP 803987.192616h 24m 39s-02° 29’ 17”
StarHIP 798688.962616h 18m 10s-02° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 802668.106616h 23m 07s-00° 15’ 48”
StarHIP 802738.104816h 23m 09s-00° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 801208.876616h 21m 16s-01° 52’ 11”
StarHIP 803068.222216h 23m 43s-02° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 802617.411616h 23m 05s-00° 51’ 22”
StarHIP 800128.49616h 19m 58s-03° 01’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 611812.416h 21m 48s-02° 16’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 617213.916h 22m 10s-01° 30’ 55”

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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