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 80440016h 25m 13s-21° 56’ 11”
StarHIP 804734.962216h 25m 35s-23° 26’ 49”
StarHIP 805877.645616h 27m 13s-22° 07’ 33”
StarHIP 804616.747816h 25m 24s-23° 27’ 36”
StarHIP 804747.251416h 25m 35s-23° 24’ 18”
StarHIP 807568.274616h 29m 19s-21° 34’ 08”
StarHIP 801308.573616h 21m 21s-22° 06’ 32”
StarHIP 802387.598616h 22m 51s-23° 07’ 07”
StarHIP 803747.976416h 24m 25s-22° 39’ 17”
StarHIP 802768.942216h 23m 11s-21° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 809754.43316h 32m 08s-21° 27’ 59”
StarHIP 803558.817416h 24m 12s-23° 30’ 00”
StarHIP 809378.485216h 31m 37s-22° 48’ 04”

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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