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 113850023h 03m 20s-49° 43’ 33”
StarHIP 113968023h 04m 51s-49° 59’ 22”
StarHIP 1138368.76623h 03m 09s-48° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 1140408.602423h 05m 39s-47° 52’ 22”
StarHIP 1137777.667223h 02m 31s-49° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 1130445.975822h 53m 37s-48° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 1131916.986622h 55m 16s-48° 27’ 57”
StarHIP 1136297.288823h 00m 47s-49° 27’ 05”
StarHIP 1138338.854623h 03m 07s-47° 53’ 47”
StarHIP 1139228.532823h 04m 12s-50° 15’ 58”
StarHIP 1138216.63923h 02m 56s-47° 50’ 53”
StarHIP 1138828.81823h 03m 48s-50° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 1132327.852422h 55m 49s-48° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 1138158.87823h 02m 53s-49° 03’ 49”
StarHIP 1136437.410223h 00m 55s-48° 56’ 35”
StarHIP 1131906.631822h 55m 16s-48° 29’ 30”
StarHIP 1130778.929222h 54m 02s-49° 32’ 11”
StarHIP 1133075.693222h 56m 47s-47° 58’ 09”
StarHIP 1141596.178623h 07m 09s-49° 36’ 22”

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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