C/2018 W2 (Africano) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) 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 W2 (Africano) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 84369017h 14m 55s-79° 03’ 59”
StarHIP 867038.4317h 42m 57s-79° 28’ 40”
StarHIP 843997.470817h 15m 18s-78° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 855588.73317h 29m 04s-79° 50’ 34”
StarHIP 857605.71817h 31m 27s-80° 51’ 32”
StarHIP 835378.455417h 04m 26s-78° 28’ 25”
StarHIP 841808.85317h 12m 30s-80° 05’ 54”
StarHIP 822228.1516h 47m 49s-80° 21’ 46”
StarHIP 859708.626817h 34m 12s-80° 32’ 25”
StarHIP 843738.706217h 14m 58s-78° 38’ 06”
StarHIP 830467.664616h 58m 11s-80° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 835767.746417h 04m 50s-81° 05’ 10”
StarHIP 849417.380617h 21m 34s-79° 03’ 54”
GalaxyIC 464113.817h 24m 09s-80° 08’ 48”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

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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