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 788798.563416h 06m 06s-15° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 795878.248816h 14m 16s-16° 32’ 26”
StarHIP 789418.055216h 06m 53s-16° 08’ 45”
StarHIP 794757.202816h 13m 11s-15° 07’ 00”
StarHIP 796338.11716h 14m 59s-14° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 796926.08216h 15m 51s-14° 50’ 56”
StarHIP 792968.295216h 10m 58s-14° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 795608.6916h 14m 03s-16° 24’ 03”
StarHIP 793037.693416h 11m 03s-13° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 790138.545616h 07m 40s-15° 38’ 23”
StarHIP 796967.641416h 15m 53s-15° 53’ 15”
StarHIP 796877.831416h 15m 47s-15° 35’ 38”
StarHIP 794508.958216h 12m 50s-16° 01’ 02”

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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