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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 731654.448814h 57m 11s-04° 20’ 45”
StarHIP 735708.805815h 02m 07s-02° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 733388.59414h 59m 12s-01° 48’ 27”
StarHIP 733588.220214h 59m 30s-03° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 735186.54815h 01m 35s-03° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 734018.842615h 00m 02s-01° 52’ 20”
StarHIP 732087.49214h 57m 43s-04° 01’ 53”
StarHIP 736086.582215h 02m 44s-03° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 736648.545215h 03m 28s-03° 10’ 05”
StarHIP 734658.996615h 00m 53s-04° 27’ 20”
StarHIP 734975.3515h 01m 19s-02° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 729907.389814h 54m 57s-03° 37’ 49”

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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